Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi is very pleased to have watched his team see off a tough Roma side to take another step forward in their Serie A title pursuit.
Speaking in a press conference after the match, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach gave his immediate reaction to a match which saw his team take three points to go top of the table.
Inter had beaten Roma 3-0 in the reverse fixture, but it was anything but guaranteed that they would get the same outcome at the San Siro.
The Giallorossi had been something of a skeleton crew when they faced Inter in Serie A in December thanks to injuries and suspension, but this Roma came into the match one of the form sides in the league.
However, the Nerazzurri crossed off a tough fixture from their schedule by doing the double over Roma to extend their winning run to five since the return from the international break
Inzaghi called it a “Great victory against a top-quality opponent who are physically and mentally in good form. They haven’t lost in twelve matches, they’ve created problems for everyone.”
“It wasn’t easy because we came off the back of a demanding derby,” he added, “we did well to prepare for this important match in just three days.”
Of the remaining matches this season, Inzaghi said that “How we approach the matches is very important. We’ve faced the last four in the league and the Coppa Italia semi-final with clarity, each match is a set of choices, the players have done very well.”
“I’ve gotten great signs from both the starters and the substitutes,” the coach added.
On whether the lack of the fixtures lining up with AC Milan is a problem for the team he said “Absolutely not, by now we’re used to it because it has been like this for a long time.”
“There are televisions to watch the matches fortunately, and we have to respect the schedules in any case,” he continued.
“Regardless of what happens Wednesday, we wanted to win tonight,” he added, speaking about the team’s game in hand against Bologna.”
“We knew we were going to face a quality team, with a great coach,” he continued. “We must applaud the guys who played a great match.”
And of midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, he said that “Brozo can become a factor in the opposition penalty area, he’s shown that at his best lately.”
“He’s important for us, the way he’s playing is having great results, but talking only about him would be an understatement,” the coach said.
“We know that what we’ve done so far isn’t enough,” he emphasized, “we still have a very long road ahead of us.”