After having spoken to some outlets individually, Inter wing back Antonio Candreva spoke with the gathered media outlets as a whole in the mixed zone at San Siro following Inter’s 2-1 Coppa Italia win over Fiorentina last night.
The experienced 32-year-old, who opened the scoring for Inter against La Viola, firstly shared his delight at the team reaching the semi final stage of the competition.
“We are keen to do well and progress past this round. We are happy but from tomorrow [today] we will be thinking about the league again.”
Candreva, who arrived at the club in the Summer of 2016, then spoke on the club’s business on the transfer market this month which has seen Ashley Young, Victor Moses and most recently Christian Eriksen arrive.
“Great players have arrived who can help out a large group that has done well so far from here to the end of the season.”
He then thanked the fans for the support they showed the team throughout the match.
“We have to say thanks to our fans who never stop supporting us.”
He proceeded by speaking about the possibility of the 3-4-1-2 system used in the match being used more often.
“It can be an alternative. I think we did good things whilst other thing can be improved upon. Just before Barella’s goal we returned to 3-5-2, it was a move that we often try and a great goal came from it.”
In conclusion, he spoke specifically on Eriksen, who made his first appearance in an Inter shirt during the game off of the substitutes bench.
“He is a world class player, we are talking about one of the strongest midfielders in Europe. He has presented himself in the best conditions and can give us a great hand from here and in the future.”