Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has praised both Edin Dzeko and Hakan Calhanoglu after their recent performances for the Nerazzurri, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media last night.
Whilst speaking to Inter TV after the match against Shakhtar Donetsk, via FCInternews, the Inter boss explained that everyone is aware of the quality that Edin Dzeko possesses and he showed it by scoring the two goals for Inter in the 2-0 win.
“We all know what a player he is, he was very good on the first goal and then on the second he was good at losing his marker.”
On Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been impressive for two or three of Inter’s recent matches, Simone Inzaghi said that the Turkish international had an excellent game just like everyone else.
“I think he had an excellent match like all his teammates, against Shakhtar it’s never easy. We were always in the game and we deserved this victory.”
Inter were impressive throughout the fixture and should really have won the game by more than two goals. Despite this, Simone Inzaghi was pleased with the overall performance from his team.
“The team has always been in the game against a difficult opponent, they have excellent dribblers, but the boys were very good on the pitch. We have won an important match that allows us after a long, long time to return to the round of 16.
“Apart from personal recognition, I am happy for the group, the guys are working very well and are making a good path, now we have to recover the energy for the match that awaits us on Saturday.”
The Nerazzurri now face a quick turnaround before the play Venezia in Serie A on Saturday evening.
“Saturday will be the third game in six days, the calendars have been made like this, we will try to recover those who played and we will give the others a good training.
“We will try to prepare something also on video rather than on the pitch, because then we will have to leave immediately for Venice.”