Inter midfielder Matias Vecino spoke to gathered reporters in San Siro’s mixed zone yesterday, after the Nerazzurri’s 2-1 win over SPAL, with Italian media outlet FcInterNews in attendance.
“We came here with the intention to bring home the three points and we did, perhaps suffering a bit in the second half but it was important to give continuity to the results and get to first place.”
The 28-year-old Uruguayan then spoke about the Nerazzurri’s strong performances in the league so far this season.
“It was what we wanted, we are working well, and we have a solid squad, it is important to be where we are now. But the road is still long and already Friday we have a difficult game, we are thinking about that.”
The player then touched on the mood amongst the players after returning to the top of the league table.
“Great satisfaction, we are working to be first in the table, but the road is still long and in 3-4 days we have a difficult game and we have to focus on that.”
He also discussed how it felt to be earning more play time recently and his history against Roma.
“I try to be ready and help the team, sometimes I happen to score and sometimes I don’t. It’s true that I’ve recently scored against the Roman teams, but the next game will be a different one. I hope we can win, if I score even better.”
Vecino appreciated the strong attacking partnership of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.
“They are very strong and complement each other, the more time they spend together the better they work together, it’s normal because they know each other. We always try to make the most of them because we know that they make a difference up front of us.”
He then suggested that he feels he is 100% fit and will be able to play in every game before the winter break.
“Yes, I’m fine today. After the penultimate break with the National team I had an inflammation to an old scar that I had, but I feel good and I’m happy.”
Finally, Vecino spoke about the extra thing that the Nerazzurri have this season.
“We work and think as a team, everyone knows their tasks but at the end we give our all for the team and from outside you can see that the squad are united and are always trying to bring home the result.”