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Conte wants Inter to show ‘great respect’ to Ludogorets

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Antonio Conte has urged Inter Milan to approach the match against Ludogorets with the right humility, mentality, and determination.

Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte insists he is aware of the status that Ludogorets hold in Europe and also the dominance they currently enjoy over others domestically.

The defeat to Barcelona in the group stages back in December was the final nail on the coffin as the Nerazzurri were knocked out of the Champions League.

Antonio Conte‘s men, as a result, were allotted a place in the second-tier of the European competition. And up next, they prepare to face Bulgarian champions Ludogorets in the Round of 32 of the Europa League.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference, manager Antonio Conte has heaped praise on his upcoming opponents.

“We are talking about a team that is accustomed to European competition. They have a large lead over the second-placed side in Bulgaria. So, we must face this game with the right humility, mentality, and determination to do our best,” he said as Football Italia reports.

“I don’t like to talk about individual players. Ludogorets are a collective with a lot of quality all the way through and we need to show great respect.

“We worked on their strengths and also what could be their weaknesses.