Icardi bullish despite Inter’s Coppa exit

Mauro Icardi insists that Inter Milan are ready to beat anyone despite having been knocked out of the Coppa Italia on Tuesday.

The Nerazzurri lost 2-1 to Lazio in the quarter-finals where Felipe Anderson and Lucas Biglia gave the visitors a 2-0 lead before Marcelo Brozovic pulled one back for Inter in the 84th minute.

The defeat brought an end to Inter's nine-game winning streak across all competitions, but Icardi is still brimming with confidence ahead of the clash with Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday.

"We played well at the start, but sometimes you can switch off once and concede straight away," Icardi said on Inter's official website.

"That is what happened, but we managed to keep pushing. Physically we performed well — we stayed in it until the last.

"We need to work on the little things we got wrong over the coming week.

"Our aim is to get back into the Champions League and to do that we need to perform well in every game.

"We are on a long winning streak in the league, our mindset is spot on and we are working hard, so I think we can beat anyone."

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