Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi is glad to be reunited with Argentine forward Joaquin Correa at his new club.
The Italian tactician spent three successful seasons together with the 27-year-old at Lazio, and speaking in a press conference after the Argentine scored a brace to give the Nerazzurri three points against Hellas Verona, he gave praise to the player, as reported by FCInterNews.
Correa’s signing was made official on Friday, when the Nerazzurri wrapped up a major piece of business in bringing him in from the Biancocelesti.
The club will have hoped for a quick impact from the former Lazio man, but few will have expected the forward to announce himself as dramatically as with a debut brace to win three important points early on in the season.
However, Inzaghi is not totally surprised at this, and believes that the Nerazzurri have a top player on their hands in the form of Correa.
“I am very satisfied and happy,” he said, “He deserves it, he knows I’ve always respected him. I was lucky enough to train him for three years, he has a lot of quality.”
“The club did very well in making him available to me as early as playing today,” he elaborated.
“I’m happy for him, for Lautaro because he came back today with only three training sessions in his legs, because when he returned from the Copa America he had a problem that kept him out for about 12 days, so I’m happy.”
“I am also happy for Dzeko, for Vidal after he came on, for Dimarco, for everyone. There will be few in Pinetina, but we will try to do our best when we work,” he added.
Inzaghi admitted that he had been expecting a tough test from Verona but was looking ahead after securing the win.
“In the Italian league, no matches are easy. This week I watched last year’s matches, Inter had suffered a lot. We have to look ahead, we have to be serious, especially when we win, to analyse what didn’t go very well,” he concluded.