Inter coach Antonio Conte discussed the Nerazzurri’s important 2-1 win over Spezia this afternoon in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia after the game.
“This is the sixth consecutive win in the league, we welcome this kind of result that then propels you up in the table. We knew the match would be complicated against a very organised team.
“We didn’t concede much, but we didn’t create much in the first half. But we consider that this is the ninth game of the run and there is a bit of tiredness, it’s useless to hide that.
“But we have to finish this block of games in the best possible way.”
He commented on how a midfielder drops into the backline to help when defending.
“The line must always be broken, defending with a 4-4-2. You have to have courage, without fear.”
The 51-year-old Italian coach touched on if the club will look to buy a new starting player in the upcoming January transfer window.
“Now we have to finish this cycle of games, then it will be right to meet with the club and make the first evaluations in a calm and intelligent way, trying to understand a little bit what to do and what not to do.”
Finally, Conte spoke about if he was interested in Atalanta talisman Papu Gomez, who seems destined to leave the Bergamo based club next month.
“I have too much respect for my players. I repeat, at the end it’s right that, during the break, we make an assessment and understand what kind of situation the club expect and evaluate in an objective and serene way.”
Inter’s win over the Ligurian side means that they remain second in the Serie A table after 13 games, with 30 points, one behind rivals and league leaders AC Milan, who beat Sassuolo this afternoon.
Their final game of 2020 is against Hellas Verona next week on Wednesday, a tough game against a strong side.
The Nerazzurri will then return against Crotone on the 3rd January.