Inter – Tottenham SOCCER PICKS
Inter and Tottenham Hotspur start their adventure in the Champions League with a mutual confrontation at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan. Both the Italians and the English are keen to get a good result immediately.
The last time that Inter managed to put an end to the Italian Scudetto is already more than eight years ago, but thanks to the fourth place of last season in the Serie A, the Milanese are allowed to make their appearance in the Champions League again this year. Thanks in part to the many Champions League-millions and the support of the wealthy chairman Erick Thohir, the Nerazzurri invested heavily in their selection this summer. Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan de Vrij, Radja Nainggolan and Keita Balde, among others, went to Milan, but a successful start to the season was not forthcoming. Last weekend, Inter suffered a shameful 0-1 defeat against Parma in his own field, meaning that the ambitious Italians with only four points from four matches will not get any further than a shameful fifteenth place. The gap on the still flawless Juventus is now eight points, so Inter is already behind the facts.
Trainer Luciano Spaletti is under pressure and realizes that he has to win quickly if he wants to keep his job. However, that is easier said than done, since the blue blacks could not win four home matches in a row. On Tuesday-evening, the coach has to puzzle in the back right, because both right-back Sime Vrsaljko and his intended substitute Danilo D’Ambrosio are in the basket. Perhaps center defender Milan Skriniar will therefore act as an opportunity right back. In the forefront, all Milanese hope is based on Mauro Icardi. Last season, the Argentinian accounted for no less than 29 league goals, but this year he is still dry.
Like Inter, Tottenham Hotspur had also proposed a better competition start. The English started with three victories in a row initially fine, but after defeats against Watford (2-1) and Liverpool (1-2), they sank to the sixth place of the Premier League. The Spurs also have something to put on Tuesday evening.
However, Tottenham Hotspur has to put it on Italian soil without two key players. Both Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris have been left with injuries. That means that Michel Vorm will probably be under attack again, despite the fact that he did not make a better impression last weekend against Liverpool. Our fellow countryman Vincent Janssen is on a dead end in London and is not even registered by his employer for participation in the group stage of the Champions League.