Skriniar: Inter’s tie against Frankfurt will be difficult

FC Internazionale v SK Rapid Wien - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Second Leg
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21: Matteo Politano of FC Internazionale celebrates his goal with his team-mates during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between FC Internazionale and SK Rapid Wien at San Siro on February 21, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar admits their Europa League tie against Eintracht Frankfurt will be difficult.

Both sides settled for a scoreless draw in Germany, with the Nerazzurri missing the initiative to take the lead from the spot.

With all to play for at the San Siro Stadium on Thursday night, Skriniar is expecting a tough outing against the Bundesliga outfit.

This is what he had to say via the club’s site: “We’re expecting a very difficult match. We must stay alert and not concede any goals, but we also need to play our game and demonstrate the character we have.

“In the first leg, we played well in the opening period and created a number of chances.

“However, we didn’t manage to score. We also need to be at it right from kick-off tomorrow: we need to start in a strong and decisive way.”

Hütter’s men are dangerous in so many areas which were evident in their win against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in the round of 32.

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“They often play it long, they’re a very physical side. This is something we particularly need to watch out for.”

Finally, the Nerazzurri defender spoke about the possibility of playing in midfield and perhaps scoring his first goal of the season:

“I’ve played a few matches in midfield for my National Team, I’m ready to do anything the Coach asks of me. I haven’t scored this year. I’ll try to find the back of the net, but it won’t just be for me – it’ll be to help the team.”

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