It takes balls to beat Roma – Medel

The Chilean midfielder hailed Saturday’s opponents as a “great team” and admits they are stronger than the Nerazzurri on current form

Gary Medel says Inter need to show “head, heart and balls” to beat Roma in Saturday’s Serie A clash at San Siro.

Rudi Garcia’s Roma lead the Serie A standings after 10 matches but a win for Inter would see them leapfrog the capital club and return to the top of the table.

Medel believes his side are not as good as Roma and Napoli at the moment, but is confident they can reach the same level if they cut out some mistakes.

“We need head, heart, intelligence and balls to beat Roma,” the Chilean told La Gazzetta dello Sport .

“Roma are a great team. They’re tough, they play football, they’re compact and they have pace.

“As for ourselves, we can fight for the title, but we have to cut out certain mistakes. We shouldn’t drop points the way we did against Palermo.

“Roma and Napoli are stronger and have something extra right now, but we’re working to surpass them. But you have to beat the small teams to reach the top.

“You have to apply yourself and believe. I might make mistakes but nobody can ever criticise me for not giving>

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