Suazo targeting Inter upset
David Suazo believes Genoa can cause an upset when they travel to
face his former club Inter Milan at the San Siro on Sunday.
Inter currently lie four points clear of city rivals AC Milan
at the top of the Serie A table, having ended a run of
three-consecutive league draws with a 3-2 victory at Udinese last
Genoa are a creditable ninth in the table but are looking to
get back to winning ways after losing out in a seven-goal thriller
against Bologna last time out.
And Suazo believes I Rossoblu have what it takes to cause an
upset, although he acknowledged their defensive performance will
need to improve.
He said: “We got caught out at the back but we managed to
score three goals of our own.
“It displeases me because we would have deserved another
result. Although the defeat is going to help this team grow from an
all-round point of view.
“Inter have a very strong squad but, if we can play against
them like we did against Bologna then there is every chance we can
get something and we can leave the San Siro with a positive
The Honduras international has been on loan at Genoa from
Inter since January after struggling to make an impact under Jose
Mourinho, but insists he has no ill-feeling towards the Nerazzurri.
The 30-year-old, who is available to face Inter, continued:
“All the experiences are positive and I have learnt a lot from what
Inter have taught me. I do not regret having chosen the Nerazzurri
then, but I am happy to be at Genoa today.”
Jose Mourinho is set to have nearly all of his internationals
available, although Davide Santon and Cristian Chivu are both
injured. Dejan Stankovic is likely to come into midfield to replace
the suspended Esteban Cambiasso.
Wesley Sneijder is set to remain in midfield while there
could be a starting role for Mario Balotelli.
But the league leaders continue to be unsettled by
speculation over the future of their manager.
The former Porto boss has found himself heavily-linked with a
move to Real Madrid at the end of the season, with Inter president
Massimo Moratti having to continually deny that his coach will be
leaving the San Siro to take over from Manuel Pellegrini in the
“Mourinho has a contract with Inter,” Moratti told Gazzetta
dello Sport. “But besides this, I am certain that he will happily
“The newspapers talk about Mourinho as a character,”
continued Moratti. “But they forget that, above all, he is a great
“He takes care of every minor detail. He is very focused on
the work done in training and I believe he deserves all the money
he gets from his contract.”