Inter assistant coach Cristian Stellini believes that the Nerazzurri’s winning streak is fundamentally important given how deep teams defend against the Nerazzurri.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Inter TV after Inter’s 2-1 win away against Torino at the Stadio Grande Torino in Turin, Antonio Conte’s right hand man underlined the importance of the win especially after suffering a lot against the Granata.
“We had a tough time showing our quality during the first half. Torino were good at not giving us space. But in the second half the introduction of more technical players made us find the decisive moments.”
“It’s fundamental to win as many games in a row like we have. There will be many games where the opponent knows what is coming and will focus on defending and not allowing any chances.
“Where we will have to focus on finding the winning situation like we did today.”
Stellini, who was called upon to coach Inter from the sidelines for the third time this season due to Antonio Conte being suspended following a yellow card last weekend against Atalanta, was asked to comment on the impact it has to play before their main rivals for the Scudetto.
“In reality, nothing changes. What is different is the performance and the result. When you play early you can send a message.
“Sometimes though, the most important thing is the result, something you always have to focus on whenever you play.”
In conclusion Stellini underlined how important it was to be able to show the strength to come back and score another goal after Torino equalized.
“The guys did great, even though they had spent a lot of energy. It’s tough to react on an equalizer at the end of a game.
“Now we have an important goal, playing the last eleven game as if they were finals, like we did today.”
The Nerazzurri are now 9 points clear atop of the Serie A with crosstown rivals AC Milan playing Napoli later tonight at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milano’s San Siro district, with kick-off scheduled for 20.45 CET.