Inter Milan coach Stramaccioni insists no slacking against Vaslui

Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni is demanding victory against Vaslui in their Europa League qualifier.

Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni is demanding victory against Vaslui in their Europa League qualifier.

The Nerazzurri won the first leg 2-0 in Romania last week, but risked throwing away a 3-0 lead against Hajduk Split in the previous preliminary round when they lost 2-0 at San Siro.

“We are preparing the match very carefully for three reasons,” said Stramaccioni.

“Vaslui are an excellent side who caused us problems in the first leg. We don’t want to get it wrong, as qualification is incredibly important because Inter have to be present in Europe.

“Thirdly, we are in an emergency situation in midfield, which is a crucial nerve centre of the team, and I hope to have some players fully fit by tomorrow.

“I will think about the midfield to play and only at that stage consider who I can rest for a few minutes. Some have played in every game so far, but qualification is the most important consideration.

“We’ve got to focus only on Vaslui, because I do not want to repeat the anger I felt at the end of the Hajduk game.”

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