Conte not worried about Lukaku’s absence vs. Juve

Conte not worried about Lukaku’s absence vs. Juve

Antonio Conte is not worried about Romelu Lukaku’s absence against Juventus and insists the Nerazzurri ‘must respect’ The Old Lady. 

Inter host Juventus in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final tomorrow.

The Nerazzurri had beaten Juve in Serie A two weeks ago.

“There must be great respect for a very strong team. We’ll need to make a great game,” Conte told Rai Sport.

“The qualification will be played over 180 minutes as it happened last season with Napoli, when we lost at home 1-0 and then drew 1-1 at San Paolo. We must try to do our best, we must be good,” the coach added.

Romelu Lukaku is suspended for the first leg.

“It’s not the first time Romelu is missing, there will be Alexis and Lautaro. Romelu is fine, he responded well with two goals to Benevento. Now he will be able to rest and prepare for the next Serie A match.”

Is Christian Eriksen going to start?

“He is such a nice guy, he is putting in so much commitment, we are trying to work with him in order to give him, me and the team one more choice.”