Inter Coach Antonio Conte: “When The Players Show This Desire I’m The Happiest Coach In The World”

Inter Coach Antonio Conte: “When The Players Show This Desire I’m The Happiest Coach In The World”
October 4, 2020 19:40
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Inter coach Antonio Conte spoke to gathered reporters in a press conference today, after the Nerazzurri’s tough 1-1 draw against Lazio earlier this afternoon.

“To win you have to score goals and take advantage of the opportunities that are created. Sometimes we create important situations, sometimes we are less strong than other times.

“We had a very good performance against Lazio last year that made us suffer both on the first leg and the return leg. Playing with this desire and determination is a positive aspect that must give us enthusiasm.”

The 51-year-old Italian coach also spoke about the performance of Croatian winger Ivan Perisic and Moroccan wing back Achraf Hakimi.

“I am very happy with what Ivan is doing. He came back from a loan spell showing great desire, he has physical and technical qualities. He made the assist of the first goal, he is working because we know that in the defensive phase he can improve.

“But he is doing very well this way. Hakimi is also improving his defensive phase. I am very happy from this point of view because I have players who have great desire to question themselves, when they show this desire, I am the happiest coach in the world.”

The Milanese club’s unbeaten start to the season continues, although today’s game is the first time this campaign that Antonio Conte’s squad has dropped points.

Inter won their first game of the season against Fiorentina 4-3, before besting newly promoted Benevento 5-2 in the mid-week clash earlier this week.

The Nerazzurri’s next game will be against Genoa on the 17th September, after the international break. Only days later Inter’s Champions League campaign will start, with the first match being against German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Inter got off to a slower start against Lazio earlier today, before Lautaro Martinez gifted the team a goal and the advantage. A Sergej Milinkovic-Savic equaliser early in the second half set up a tense and bitter end to the game, with both teams losing a man with a red card.

By Apollo Heyes
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