Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that the players have earned special recognition after their Supercoppa Italiana win over Juventus.

Speaking to Italian news outlet SportMediaset after the match, the coach stated that Nerazzurri President would reward the players for their successful efforts to pick up the first piece of silverware on offer this season.

The Nerazzurri have worked hard throughout the season, reaching top spot in the Serie A table after more than half a season gone and also qualifying for the round of sixteen in the Champions League.

However, the first opportunity to win something concrete for their efforts came against the Bianconeri at the San Siro, and they took advantage, with Alexis Sanchez’s dramatic late winner seeing them take the trophy over their rivals.

Inzaghi is happy with the performance and the result, and so is the club President Zhang, he stated.

“He was very happy, he congratulated us and the players asked for a gift,” he stated. “I think he’ll make them happy.”

Of the match, he stated that “We came up against a great team who showed what Juve are all about. They didn’t give us too many problems, but we also played a great match.”

“They were always in it, they wanted to win” he added. “Beating them is never easy, even if I’ve done it before against them in the Supercoppa. I’m very happy with how things went.”

Of goalscoring hero Alexis Sanchez, Inzaghi stated that “I think everyone always wants to play, from time to time I have to make decisions.”

“Remember that Gagliardini was the best player against Lazio, but he didn’t play a single minute here,” he added. “I have four very good forwards, today Vidal also contributed, and Dimarco was important for the decisive goal.”

The coach emphasized that “We have to keep on going like this, Inter hadn’t won a Super Cup for twelve years. It’s been too long for this club.”