After the first win of the season against Pescara, Inter’s manager, Frank de Boer spoke with Premium Sport about his sides’ comeback.
The Dutchman said: “I saw a team that wanted to win and for me this was very important. We tried to get the three points by playing very well in the first half. In three occasions we gave the ball to Pescara. After their goal we lost our focus, they had their chance to double it up but after that we deserved to win because we created opportunities to score. Of the four chances they had we let them have four of them. we have to improve on that. The triple substitution? We have a good team, I felt that some players were tired and I had to put three fresh players at once. We don’t play with eleven players and not with twenty-five, all are important to this team. Juve? A great team, but we are convinced of being able to make life difficult and to win like last year in the cup. We lose the ball easily and they have much more quality than Pescara. Today I saw a combative team and that’s why we got the two goals. Palacio? Is working hard, he always deserves to play because he is a great professional. His time will come, today was important. He deserved to score. He is an experienced player, he can play in space and we need them. But we have to make choices, and today I chose other players, in the future I might change. Gabigol? Has proven to be a fantastic player, every club in Europe would want him. I hope that he will soon be part of this fantastic team. He can play in three different positions, we will where he likes better. He can be an important player for us in the future. Icardi with Palacio? They can play together, we know that Rodrigo can play very well behind the tip. Icardi was always in the right place even in the first half. Obviously if you have a player near the defenders, you have to worry not only about him, so he can save space. In the interval we said that we could improve especially in the work of the full-backs that were too low. We have done many good things and some bad, we know we have to improve. We wanted to equalize as soon as possible and sometimes we made mistakes. Handanovic was extraordinary even today, I am satisfied with his performance.”
Source: Premium Sport