Inter midfielder Roberto Gagliardini spoke about the Nerazzurri’s 4-0 win over Genoa to gathered reporters at the mixed zone after the game, with Italian media outlet FcInterNews in attendance.
First, he touched on his impressive goal scoring record when playing against Genoa.
“It’s a peculiar coincidence, but I’m happy for the goal and the performance, I’m sorry for Genoa but apparently I like to score against them.”
The 25-year-old Italian spoke about the team’s performances so far this season in both the league and in the Champions League.
“Maybe to go further we had to progress past the Champions League group stages, this is the regret because we saw that the chances of progressing were all there. It’s a closed chapter now, we have the Europa League and we want to fight all the way for the league title.”
Gagliardini spoke about his growth this season.
“I’m happy with the performance. I’ve been a bit unlucky with injuries for a while. I’m happy with the performance, I’m sure I’ll have more like this next year.”
He touched on the squad’s good relationship.
“Surely it’s one of the many qualities we have, it’s fundamental. This year there’s great harmony between everyone, we love each other, so I think it’s an extra strength and you can see it on the pitch.”
The Italian midfielder discussed the team’s belief that they can win the league title this season.
“Absolutely. The belief is there, there must be. With all the teams we’ve faced we’ve been superior, if not equal, we’ve always played well. We absolutely have to think about it and stay up there in the upper levels.”
Gagliardini highlighted how Romelu Lukaku giving the penalty to Sebastiano Esposito was emblematic of the team’s strong relationship.
“Yes, it was a nice gesture on Romelu’s part to leave him the penalty, it was a nice gesture, then he scored, and it was a great evening.”
Finally, Gagliardini joked about who would be rewarding the team tonight.
“There’s a few who have to pay for dinner today!”