Luciano Spalletti wants no regrets as Inter chase Champions League football

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 07: Luciano Spalletti, Manager of FC Internazionale during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 First Leg match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Internazionale at Commerzbank-Arena on March 07, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti wants to see his players give it everything in their pursuit of qualifying for Champions League football to end the season with no regrets.

Three wins in their last nine matches have seen Inter exit the Europa League and drop valuable points in the Serie A.

Despite these recent setbacks, though, the Nerazzurri are still in a solid third-place in the league table and five points above Atalanta in fifth as they seek to book Champions League football for a second successive season.

It would end what has been a rather disappointing campaign on a positive note, with the club set to go an eighth consecutive season without any silverware to bring home to the San Siro.

Therefore, Spalletti wants no more regrets and urged his team to give it one last push heading into their final seven games.

“I met with the club and we decided we shouldn’t have any regrets for this Serie A season,” said the Italian, according to AOL.

“We must do everything now to reach the treasure: the Champions League.

“Every weekend will feel like that [a final] from now on, but we must focus only on our own results and not make the mistake of thinking otherwise.

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 20: Ivan Perisic of FC Internazionale celebrates after scoring the equalizer during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AS Roma at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 20, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Perisic believes they “can beat anyone”

Inter Milan and Juventus are set to play in the Derby d'Italia this next weekend in the Italian Serie A tournament.

“We need to see the Inter that has been playing recently: one capable of beating anybody, knowing every result can make a difference at this stage of the season.”

On the other hand, Spalletti enters Sunday’s trip to Frosinone with a bit of a dilemma. As now Lautaro Martinez is fit to play again, which raises questions over the young striker’s role in the team given that Mauro Icardi’s self-imposed exile is over.

“Lautaro is okay. He has trained well, and he could play from the first minute,” said Spalletti.

“Top players always find a solution for everything. Icardi and Lautaro are two central strikers. They can play together at specific moments in a game.

“Obviously, one of them attacks the goal more fiercely, but we’re splitting hairs when looking for differences.”

Stefan de Vrij has also made a return to full fitness and could start alongside Milan Skriniar in the Inter defence.

The match between Frosinone and Inter will begin at 20:30 (CEST).

GENOA, ITALY – APRIL 03: Players of FC Internazionale pose prior the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and FC Internazionale at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 3, 2019 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)