Inter Goalkeeper Daniele Padelli: “The First Half Was Very Hard For Me Mentally”

Inter Goalkeeper Daniele Padelli: “The First Half Was Very Hard For Me Mentally”
February 10, 2020 00:40
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Inter goalkeeper Daniele Padelli spoke about the Nerazzurri’s important 4-2 derby win over rivals AC Milan and his derby debut in an interview with Italian broadcaster InterTV after the game last night.

“It was a bad first half. Mine too, because I certainly could have done something more on the two goals. But then we showed that we had character, that we were real men. If we had faced the second half like the first, we probably would have conceded more goals.”

The 34-year-old Italian shot stopper then spoke about what the derby win means for the squad.

“This derby leaves us aware that we’re a strong team, but also that we have to play at 250 miles per hour, always. We deservedly brought home a fantastic derby. This week, as a fan, I played this derby at least 4-5 times.”

Finally, Padelli spoke about the tough first half and how the win has made him feel.

“The first half, believe me, was very hard for me mentally. I relaxed a little bit in the second half, but I don’t want to make excuses. I thank my teammates. I’m over the moon, really. We’ve shown everyone that this Inter team wins the games, in one way or another, we win them.”

Padelli, who is contracted to the Nerazzurri until 2020, made his second Inter appearance of the season, filling in for the injured captain Samir Handanovic. The Italian, who was not expected to feature heavily under coach Antonio Conte, has proven himself to be reliable backup.

Inter are now top of the league table after 23 games, tied on points with rivals and reigning champions Juventus. The Bianconeri dramatically lost 2-1 to Hellas Verona yesterday, allowing both Inter and Lazio to keep up the pressure on the Turin based club.

By Apollo Heyes
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