Joao Mario: Inter needs the right mentality in Milan derby

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 03: Joao Mario (L) of FC Internazionale celebrates his goal with his team-mate Henrique Dalbert during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Genoa CFC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 3, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario wants his teammates to adopt a positive attitude heading into the Milan derby against AC Milan.

The Nerazzurri are currently fourth in the table in the Serie A, a place behind AC Milan, who overtook the blue side of Milan after they suffered a 2-1 loss to Cagliari last Friday.

Joao Mario though, believes that they need to face the Rossoneri with the right attitude to go above them in the table.

He told Inter TV: “In Italy, there are never simple matches: SPAL is a tough, aggressive team that can play football. They did so much, and we knew it: there was little space, then after the goal, the game became easier.

“We needed a lot of running and determination to win the game: we managed, three important points in view of the derby.

“But, first of all, we think about Eintracht, then the motivation lies in the fact that if we win against AC Milan, we try to get them into the race with the right attitude: we will try to re-propose this attitude even in the next challenges.”

Spalletti’s men would need to overcome Bundesliga side Frankfurt in the Europa League before the Milan derby.




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