Xherdan Shaqiri convinced about Italian Team

Inter Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri says that he is convinced that the Italian outfit are a much better team than Celtic, who are their opponents in the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Inter will be travelling to Celtic Park for the first leg of the knockout stages with the second leg at the San Siro. They will be hoping to get a decisive advantage from the first leg in order to be comfortable about progress. Celtic have not been a major European force for several years now. However, Inter Milan’s recent troubles with form could help Celtic with hope of reaching the next round.

Since the return of Roberto Mancini, Inter have been working hard to be consistent. This has so far not yet arrived to the Italian outfit, as they still remain several points away from the top three places. Inter will even appreciate the return of Europa League next season. Since winning the Champions League in 2010, the club has been on a decline. Mancini has tried to arrest this decline by signing top players like Xherdan Shaqiri. The Switzerland international has been brought from Bayern Munich for around £ 13 million and he has already made a huge impact at the San Siro.

“The reality is that we made a big mistake against Celtic, but we won’t do it again in Italy.We thought the game was won and perhaps we did not show Celtic the respect they deserve.In Italy if we go two, three or even four goals up we stay focused. We will against Celtic, they have shown they are more than capable of scoring goals. It was very disappointing to throw away a two-goal lead but the Coach [Roberto Mancini] has stressed to us that 3-3 was not a bad result,” saidShaqiri.