Inter coach Antonio Conte admitted he is looking forward to have supporters returning to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza after a season played behind closed doors.
The tactician led the Nerazzurri to the Serie A title this term and the club will be boosted by the return of 1,000 spectators for their season finale at home to Udinese tomorrow, as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease.
Speaking to Inter TV earlier today, and as reported by FCInterNews1908.it, stressed the importance of fans to football and hoped to be able to welcome the Nerazzurri’s supporters back as soon as possible.
“The fact that the stadiums will reopen is a good sign, tomorrow will be nice. We all work with the aim of making them proud, especially when they are present. The fans are very important to football, we hope to have them back by our side soon,” Conte declared.
Inter are looking to complete a memorable season with victory over Udinese, but Conte warned of a difficult encounter against the Zebrette.
“This last match against a very good team is all that remains, we will have to try to give our best to the end so that we can finish in the right way. We will lift the trophy and we want to do so after a good performance.
“They are a very good team, very physical, and allow few gaps. We expect a match that will have some difficulties, they are not coming to the San Siro for the pleasure of it but to face the champions and to do their best.”
Conte also took the opportunity to praise his team for the triumph, with a dominant second half of the season guiding them to their first Scudetto in 11 years.
“When you win the Scudetto it is because you have done something extraordinary and more than the others. The numbers are important to make it clear what kind of season we have enjoyed. The compliments must be paid to the players.
“There has been an important growth, not only in technical and tactical terms but also in mentality. Today these are players who have won and they know how to go about continuing to do so,” Conte concluded.