Cuper not contemplating a draw
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
INTERNAZIONALE boss Hector Cuper is refusing to contemplate going for a draw in Tuesday's crucial Champions League clash with Ajax.
The Italian champions need only a point to be sure of their place in the next phase, but Cuper insists his side will not travel to The Amsterdam ArenA looking for a draw.
"I don't know how to play for a draw," said Cuper. "I'll never say to my team to play with attention because it's the same thing. I want an agressive Inter.
"At Giuseppe Meazza we beat Ajax, but I didn't like the performance. What will I do in case of defeat ? You would have to ask this thing to someone else",
Inter's Portuguese winger Sergio Conceicao also admitted that the side will go all out to win the game.
"We are here in Amsterdam to play the match like it is a final," said Conceicao. "We won't play only to draw, we want a win.
"We're Inter and we've to show it against a big team like Ajax is".
Daniele Adani, who is set to make a rare start against Ajax in the absence of the injured Fabio Cannavaro, echoed his team-mates sentiments that it is an essential game for Inter.
"It will be a fundamental match", said Adani.
"We have at our disposal two results over three and we'll have to play the match with the right tension and determination.
"Ajax are undoubtedly a big team, but with the possibilities of this Inter we haven't to fear anyone"