Simone Inzaghi: “This Has Felt Like My Inter From Beginning When I Arrived”
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has said that he felt like the team were his right from the start of his time at the club, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.
Speaking to DAZN after the 5-0 demolition of Salernitana on Friday night, via FCInternews, Simone Inzaghi explained that the welcome he got from the players and the early season form meant he felt like he belonged straight away.
“Right from the start, for how the boys welcomed me and for the availability they gave me. In the first home games with Genoa and Bologna it was already Inter, who played well and created.
“We lost a few points later even by missing penalties and undergoing some and the classification, also due to the Champions League, was becoming difficult. But we were not discouraged and we came out well from that complicated moment.
“I am pleased. I have found an important club that has supported me and believed in me and in my staff from day one. I am happy that things are going well, then I train strong players who are very open to me and my staff.”
Speaking more specifically about the 5-0 win over Salernitana, Simone Inzaghi said he was happy with the attitude that his team showed given the opponent was known to be much weaker than Inter.
“I will think about the attitude that the team had. In this type of match, you see the table and you understand that you have everything to lose, we knew we had to approach well immediately in order not to put Salernitana into the game and so it was. We prepared well.
“The Salernitana line was higher than those of other opponents. We knew it and we moved our opponent well, creating and doing what we had to do. We were a serious, focused team, which did what it had to do.”
Inter appear to now be in the Scudetto race with three other teams which are AC Milan, Napoli and Atalanta. Simone Inzaghi thinks it will remain close until the end of the season.
“They are three organized teams, with a lot of talent and excellent coaches. Everything will be open until the end of the season.”
Inter lost 3-0 to Lazio earlier in the season and Simone Inzaghi feels that that was a key part of their season and development.
“Sometimes you come out stronger from certain defeats. The defeat against Lazio created problems for us because of how it arrived, but we were lucid and analyzed it in the best possible way.”