Correa aims to lead Inter to beat Milan to narrow the gap
Joaquin Correa will aim to lead Inter to defeat city rivals AC Milan in his first Derby della Madonnina game on Sunday.
Inter Milan striker Joaquin Correa is set to defeat his city rivals AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday to narrow the gap. The Red Devils team – black to four points, according to reports from ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ on Saturday.
Inter Milan will have to win this game to reduce the gap from AC Milan to four points, but if the Nerazzurri lose to their city rivals. They will be 10 points behind Rossoneri, so Correa insists the Inter are focused on taking down a single city rival.
‘We have to think in reverse and be motivated to narrow the gap to four points behind Milan,’ Correa told ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport‘.
‘Victory will change everything and show that we can be the protagonist. However, it was too early for judgment. We want to approach the top level.’
The Argentine forward also explains why AC Milan scuttled Inter Milan by seven points this season.
‘It’s not hard to explain. They didn’t make mistakes. So they deserve praise. We make mistakes and sometimes it doesn’t turn out the way we expected. We lost a lot of points. But we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. because we have a good season’
‘Now is the time to prove it to a top team. Of course no one feels inferior to Milan. We have a great idea. And we will face the derby without fear.’
Correa has scored five goals in his previous nine appearances against the Rossoneri. But he will start off as the unders of Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko, two of Inter’s main forwards.
‘The goals I scored in the 2019 Coppa Italia semi-finals were special because it led us to the semi-finals where we won the title.
‘I still scored in the 94th minute, they were all important goals. But I want more.’
‘I always joked with Dzeko about the Rome derby. I told him we (Lazio) always won, it was difficult to face him as an opponent. It was much better to have him by our side. He scores a lot of goals.’
‘I have a good relationship with Lautaro, we get along well on and off the pitch. He called me every day when I was moving to Inter, he wanted to know what happened,’ Correa said.