Inter central defender Milan Skriniar has revealed that he and his Inter teammates did what they set out to do by winning 5-2 against Benevento this evening.

“We dominated, this was our goal for the match, we wanted to play the match from the first to the last minute. We are happy with the five goals scored, it is a pity about the goals conceded but it is a deserved victory,” he explained to Inter’s official club broadcaster Inter TV following the match at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Campania.

The Slovakian national team representative was then asked what has changed at Inter compared to last year: “New players have arrived who will surely give us a great hand. We are even stronger than last year, we have to continue like this game after game.”

He was then asked how to stop prolific Lazio forward Ciro Immobile, who Inter will be tasked with stopping this coming weekend when they take on Lazio in the Italian capital on Sunday afternoon.

“We have a very tough game ahead of us, they are very strong. We have to stay focused, they are very strong when it comes to counterattacking and we have to prepare well and fight for all 90 minutes not only the defenders but the whole team.”

In conclusion he was asked about new teammate Achraf Hakimi, who assisted once and also scored a goal during the 5-2 rout of last season’s Serie B champions.

“Today we had a good game, as mentioned before. We scored five beautiful goals. Hakimi is very fast and good at attacking and defending. He is very good on the right. He will certainly give us a great hand.”

Skriniar joined Inter in the Summer of 2017 from fellow Serie A club Sampdoria in a player plus cash deal. He has since went on to represent the club on 129 separate occasions across all competitions, in which he has scored four goals and provided a total of four assists for his teammates.