Inter Milan will be making the away trip to Livorno hoping to win only their third match in the last five matches. Their form has been very poor in the second half of the season and it has led them away from contention for the Champions League places. It was highly anticipated that Inter Milan would return to Champions League football following the arrival of Walter Mazzarri, who has achieved immense success at Napoli in the last few years. However, the team has been struggling to get motivation to perform well in the second half of the campaign.
Apart from the 1-0 win over Torino and the 2-0 win over Hellas Verona, Inter have been struggling for form in the last few weeks. They are four points behind fourth placed Fiorentina, but with a game in hand. Even though Livorno are struggling to stay in the division, Mazzarri says that this will be a tough match since it is at the home of the opposition. According to him, Livorno have a strong support and every match in the Italian Serie A has become extremely difficult to think about three points even before the encounter.
Inter have almost given up hope of reaching the top three after Napoli have opened a sizeable advantage of 16 points.
“Every game in Serie A is tough, they’re all tricky, plus Livorno have strong support. They need points. You need to approach every opponent in the best way possible right from the outset, then when we have the ball we have to try and finish as soon as possible. We’ll do everything we can to put in a good performance at Livorno,” said the Inter Milan manager ahead of the match. A win over Napoli, who are set to face Inter Milan before the end of the campaign, could do little to alter the current position.