Stramaccioni: Genoa match is crucial but we have many injured players

The Serie A side's coach says the match on Saturday is crucial to his side's season but admits he has many injured players

Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni believes victory at Genoa on Saturday is crucial to his side's season but says he has many players out injured.

A win would see his side lie second in Serie A over the Christmas period, but the coach feels that there is no time for teams to breathe with injured players.

"It's a game that has a fundamental importance. I want to see a great Inter, because with a win comes second place at [the] half-way [point of the season],” said the Nerazzurri coach.

“There are some injured too, the latest Nagatomo and Castellazi, nor [is] Cambiasso fine. If the disqualification of Guarin were to be confirmed, then we're really [low on] numbers," the Italian told Sport Media Set.

Inter go into the match having defeated Verona in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday.