Cooper and Robson confident in the success of inter in Leverkusen

Cooper and Robson confident in the success of inter in LeverkusenYesterday, at the stadium "San Siro" was the match of the second group stage of the Champions League between inter and Newcastle, which ended in a draw 2-2. Now the output of the Milan team in the quarterfinals of the competition depends on the upcoming match with Bayer Leverkusen. However, the situation with the players at inter," was not of the best, as almost all of the attackers team for one reason or another will not be able to participate in the upcoming game. Best scorer of the championship of Italy and a leading inter forward Christian Vieri, who received a yellow card in the 63rd minute of the match with Newcastle, will not be able to take the field in the match against the Germans. There will be no also Hernan Crespo and Mohammed Kallon because of injuries, Uruguayan Alvaro Recoba because of the disqualification and the Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta. Thus, in the arrangement of head coach Hector Cooper for the match with "Bayer" there is only one, 18 - year-old Nigerian striker Akinwunmi Martins.Despite this coincidence Hector Cooper expressed optimistic about his team's chances of reaching the quarter-finals."I fully believe in my team. We are confident that in the upcoming match with "Bayer" we can win. We only have one striker, Martins, and I fully trust him, especially after he played in the second half of the match," said the coach of "inter".Cooper praised all his players for what they did not lose heart, after Newcastle had scored the first goal and managed to achieve a tie match."In both cases, when the British beat us, we managed not to get lost and immediately gave the answer. We got a draw and could even win. Our opponents were very dangerous throughout the match, but we created a lot of scoring chances. I am very happy with how the team played. I really liked what the guys did on the field," concluded Cooper.Unlike his colleague, the head coach of Newcastle's Bobby Robson pretty pessimistic about the chances of his team to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. In the upcoming match, the team must meet with Barcelona, however, Robson noted that he was not sure how events unfold."Based on what you saw, not sure of future success, but, of course, the chance always exists. I also don't think that Bayer will be able to beat inter, but anything can happen. I think the Italians can't handle "Bayer", and that's what bothers me. But still I hope," said the coach.Robson also praised his players, but noticed that after Vieri equalised the match, the game has changed."We knew that we had to win this match. Twice we took the lead, and I felt that we can. The tragedy for us is that a minute later, after we scored, the score was 1-1. If we were able to start the second half with the advantage, then everything would have been different. We missed the two ball into his own net from a corner, and that means that we had the best defense. But we younger team than inter, and we are still learning. If it was our first match, and he ended with the score 2-2, we would have been terribly happy. But since we arrived at the "San Siro" for victory, such a result has disappointed us. But Cooper, it seems to me, jumped for joy," said Robson..

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