Inter Coach Antonio Conte feels tonight’s result must bring enthusiasm to Inter as they go top of the league.
Speaking at the official post match press conference after Inter’s win over Lazio, Conte outlined the enthusiasm tonight’s result against the Biancocelesti brings, with his statement reported by FcInterNews.
“Surely this is a result that must bring enthusiasm because we know the work we are doing, what we have done and what we will do.
“We have the ambition to want to fight for important goals also because I think that those who are coaches and play for a team like Inter, with their history, the minimum ambition to have is to aim for the maximum goal.
“Sometimes it is successful, sometimes not, but we have been doing this work since last year with the aim of making our fans proud on the pitch,” declared Conte after Inter’s important victory tonight.
Antonio Conte’s inclusion of Christian Eriksen came as a surprise tonight with many believing Conte would chose Gagliardini for the defensive aspect the Italian brings.
“As for Christian, in his previous experience he played in different roles.
“As I said in the past, in my opinion it took a little longer for him to understand Italian football which is not simple, he is very tactical with two phases to pay attention to.
“He entered the Italian mentality, he learned Italian, they are all growth steps that give benefits in the field.
“For me, being able to count on him in the choices leaves me a little more calm given what we have had to do,” expressed Conte when asked about Eriksen.
Another surprising inclusion was that of Ivan Perisic in the left wing-back position who again is the most attacking of the left wing-back options Conte has at his disposal, the Croatian played a good game and a key part in the victory.
“The same goes for Ivan too, we had to work with painstaking patience. Let’s not forget that he was born as an attacking winger.
“Congratulations to him because he arrived with great humility and great willingness to work well for these colours.
“He is doing very well, he has great technical qualities. In my opinion he has to believe more in himself because he would have everything to do great things in this role.
“Again having one more option, besides Young, Hakimi and Darmian is definitely something that makes you feel calmer and breathe.
“The work has led us to implement the squad using internal resources” said Conte on Ivan Perisic.
Conte’s selection for the game was in the end perfect as Inter were the better team and utilised their counter attacking abilities tremendously to take all three points from tonight’s game in the San Siro.
He will be hopeful Inter can continue this form in next weeks derby.