Despite missing the recent international fixtures through injury and still being short of full match fitness, Andrea Barzagli put in yet another excellent performance this evening at the San Siro against Inter.
The Derby d’Italia is always an important game, and with Inter going into it on maximum points the Tuscan defender knew that Walter Mazzarri’s side would represent a significant challenge.
He pointed out: “We knew that it was going to be a difficult match and it was very even. It wasn’t looking good but we drew level straight away.
“Now we’ll concentrate on the game in Copenhagen. We won’t run the risk of underestimating it because the Champions League always brings out extra motivation in every team. Besides, we know how important it is to start well, so for that reason we’re going there to win.”