Andrea Ranocchia shared his thoughts and feelings following Inter’s 6-2 win over Benevento in the Coppa Italia.
“It was not easy due to the environment we were playing in but we were good and played the match that we wanted to play and therefore we must be satisfied with ourselves. Playing behind closed doors was strange but we readied ready for this too,” he said in the mixed zone post-match.
Today’s saw Ranocchia make his first appearance of the season and he went on to share his delight at playing.
I am a professional and I always make myself ready. I am happy because playing for these colours is always a pleasure, whether it’s for an hour or a second, even if athletically it’s not easy to play after you have not done it for a long time. We have a strong group of players and we have to prove it with because just saying so is easy. We have to contest at the top of the league and to try reach finals.”
Ranocchia, who recently celebrated eight years at the club, has just six months left on his contract but admits to being calm about his situation.
“I still have several months left on my contract then I will speak with the club about the future. I am calm and I will continue to do what I know I can for as long as possible.”
He concluded the interview by speaking on Mauro Icardi and Lautaro Martinez, both of whom got on the score sheet at San Siro.
“Icardi? He is the captain and he scores a lot and it is normal that we talk about him. He is calm and he is used to hearing things about him.
“Lautaro? Good players can play in any role within any system and he has always responded positively when called into question, like everyone in this group.”