Antonio Conte has sang the praises of strike force Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez following the Nerazzurri’s 3-1 win over Slavia Prague in the Champions League.
“They are improving together. Since the first match with Slavia Prague, we have become much more of a team. I got angry after that 1-1 draw at San Siro, but this time we knew what to expect and were well prepared,” he told Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia post-match.
“The strikers were decisive today and I am very happy for them. They fought it out physically with the Slavia players, which they had struggled to do last time.”
He also took a look ahead to the next league game against SPAL.
“I hope we can reach our next game against SPAL with the right determination, because there are other matches to be played before we play in the Champions League again. There’s SPAL and Roma first.”
He concluded by speaking on the final Champions League game against Barcelona.
“The only way to stay alive and give a sense to the final fixture with Barcelona was to win today and we did it. Now it’s going to be a tough match, but we can count on 70,000 people who will push us on at San Siro.
“We’re pleased, as we wanted to be alive and kicking to the final game and that’s the situation. Our fate is in our hands.”