Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that the three points taken against Torino in Serie A over the weekend are hardly anything to scoff at even though the performance was far from fully convincing.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the coach considers the performance to have sent an important message about where the team is at given the nature of the opposition and where the Nerazzurri are in their season.

Inter came into Saturday’s match against the Granata feeling far from refreshed, as matches against AC Milan and Bayern Munich in the space of a week had taken a lot out of the players’ legs.

Torino are hardly the opponent who a team suffering from some exhaustion would want to come up against, given how Ivan Juric tend to push up aggressively and force individual duels all over the pitch with their man-to-man defensive style.

This meant that the Nerazzurri were in a deceptively tough match, in the view of Inzaghi, as they could not switch off for a second in any area of the pitch without being punished.

Accordingly, the coach is more than satisfied with the performance and the 1-0 victory even if it appeared to be somewhat scrappy and not the kind of dominant showing that would have more obviously indicated that the team is bouncing back.