Inter v Trabzonspor preview

Inter kick off their group campaign against Trabzonspor at the San
Siro on Wednesday. Gasperini was left angry and disappointed with
his side’s 4-3 defeat at Palermo in Sunday’s Serie A opener. “It’s
obvious that after our performance at Palermo, we need to correct
certain things,” Gasperini said. “We lacked balance and we made
huge mistakes against them. “We will try to make sure we don’t
repeat those mistakes tomorrow.” Inter have won just one of their
last five opening games in the Champions League and Gasperini hopes
to change that trend. “There’s only one acceptable result for us
tomorrow against Trabzonspor,” Gasperini said. “We will try to get
a win while also producing a good performance in front of our home
fans.” Gasperini has warned his players not to underestimate
tournament debutants Trabzonspor who finished runners-up in last
season’s Turkish league. “Trabzonspor are a good team,” he said.
“We have watched their recent games. “In the Champions League every
game is difficult. “We cannot take this game lightly and think it
will be easy to beat them. “Trabzonspor have quality and speed.
“Despite their absences, they are a tough team to beat.”
Trabzonspor travel to Milan on the back of a 1-1 draw to Mansaspor
in their Super Lig opener. The visitors are without attacking pair
Burak Yilmaz and Adrian Mierzejewski, both suspended. To complicate
matters for the Turks, coach Senol Gunes will serve his first of a
two-match touchline ban tomorrow. Gasperini is set to hand Dutch
winger Wesley Sneijder a place in the starting XI, with new summer
signing Diego Forlan ineligible to play in the group stages of the
competition. Sneijder, who came off the bench in the loss to
Palermo, is set to play in support of Argentinian forward Diego
Milito. The hosts will be without Cristian Chivu, Ivan Cordoba,
Maicon, Thiago Motta and Emiliano Viviano, all sidelined through
injury.