By Moses Adeyemi
Mancini is looking forward to seeing his Inter side line up against Celtic in a packed stadium, a luxury he is sad to be deprived of in Italy.
Celtic Park is renowned for its intense atmosphere on European nights, while there have been many complaints raised in Italy over the lack of noise at Serie A football matches.
The coach is eager for his players to enjoy playing in front of a large crowd and feels it is a shame that large crowds have become a rarity
in Italian games.
“To have our team playing in front of 60,000 fans is something we’ve lost in Italy in recent years and I’ll be even more proud if Inter can win and make our supporters happy,” he said.
“It’ll be a great atmosphere tomorrow night. Celtic are right to use it their advantage and manager Ronny Deila is right to say it could help his team.
“It’ll help us as well as it’ll be a great experience for our players. It could work to our advantage.
“We know Celtic are a good team. They play football well, they don’t play classic long ball. I think it’ll be a very difficult match because
they have good players.”
The former Manchester City boss is targeting a strong run in the competition for his side, who are struggling in 10th position in Serie A.
I think it’s an important match but we try to improve with every match. Tomorrow the context is a bit different because it’s over 180
minutes but we try to improve with every game we play.
Tomorrow is very important to us. The Europa League is a difficult tournament because there are a lot of top teams. We hope to have a chance to get to the end of the tournament.