Porto coach Co Adriaanse is feeling the pressure ahead of the vist of Inter in tonight’s Group H match.
“My players and my team are under pressure because we have to win the match,” said Ariaanse.
“It’s going to be a very, very tough game as Inter are a top team with top players, both in defence and in attack. Plus, it’s always very difficult to score a goal against Italian sides,” said the Dutchman.
“Inter are enjoying a good moment in Serie A, they have six points in the UEFA Champions League and they are a very difficult team to beat.
“I hope our fans turn up because if that doesn’t happen, they are not real supporters,” he said.
Adriaanse welcomes back Pedro Emanuel and Ivanildo Cassamá, but another Bruno Alves and Lisandro López, miss out.
Meanwhile, Inter coach Roberto Mancini, sees a win tonight as more or less assuring Inter a place in the knockout stages.
“Winning this match would give us an 80 per cent chance of progress,” Mancini said.
“As we cannot play in front of our supporters, we must take points away from home. Porto are an attacking team, they have an excellent coach and they were a little unlucky in their opening two matches.
“Now they have to win, but if we play as well as we have up until this point, we have a good chance of victory,” he added.
Mancini recalls Cristiano Zanetti after injury and has Adriano available after he missed the Livorno game having missed his return flight from Brazil.
“There are no problems with Adriano – we have talked about things and it’s all sorted out,” Mancini said.