After the international break, theSerie A returns. Inter will host Massimo Rastelli's Cagliari at the San Siro. Their last match, two weeks ago, was a defeat against Roma. They hope to restart quickly tomorrow against the rossoblu, and coach Frank de Boer reiterated this at the pre-match press conference: "We must improve, it's true that we always want to win against everyone we play. Against teams like Juventus, the match is obviously more wide open, meanwhile against smaller teams there is much less space. So it will be important for us to have patience. We don't always have to score first, or score quickly. The South Americans? Today they will be evaluated in training, but they're doing very well."
On the chance for turnover ahead of their Europa League match, de Boer was very clear: "We have to win against Southampton, because we know it will be an important match. The players are ready to play more games in fewer days. But we have to win tomorrow to keep steady with the group at the top of the standings. I have a lot of confidence in my players. Playing compact also counts. At times, it hasn't been easy for us to do that. I talked a lot with my players, even after the game against Roma. There, we gave them a goal from a situation that wasn't initially dangerous. We must win the duels and remain short, compact. Gabigol? When you come from another country, you need time to adapt, but he's working very well. Tactically he needs to improve, but that's normal. He played in a different manner in Brazil."