Thanks to the final penalty taken by Yuto Nagatomo, Inter defeated Pordenone and secured progression into the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia.
As Corriere dello Sport recalls, the Japanese international wanted to dedicated his performance to his wife, Airi, whom according to the Nerazzurri’s number 55 will, “honour me with the gift of becoming a father in January, which something I’m very excited about”.
Yuto then commented on his penalty, claiming, “when I went to the spot, I remained calm, observed the Keeper and did not hesitate. I’d already managed to take a penalty before, against Juventus two years ago and that went well.”
Nagatomo was then asked about how this could help him against his competition for left-back, stating, “I do not feel excluded due to Santon’s competition, even if Davide is a very high quality level player. The same can be said for Dalbert, he’s one with great skills but must learn Serie A. It’s therefore up to me to carve out my place and be of use to the group”.