Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that his team did very well in their performance against Viktoria Plzen in their 2-0 Champions League win, not allowing the Czech team to show how dangerous they can be.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after the match, the coach emphasized that Plzen are not a straightforward opponent to come up against but that the Nerazzurri controlled the tempo of the match and imposed themselves to earn the three points.
Inter will not have taken anything for granted against a Plzen team who they knew in advanced would be physical and committed, and they expected at least a few dangerous counterattacks from the home side.
The Nerazzurri didn’t play their most frenetic or fluid football, but they hardly allowed the Plzen forwards or midfielders to get a touch in their penalty area, and at the other end created more than enough chances to be worth their 2-0 win.
“The guys did well to make a match that wasn’t easy look simple,” the coach said. “Italian teams had never won here in Plzen, the guys did well to manage a match against a team who deserved to qualify for the group stage.”
The coach described his team’s performance as “Compact, tidy, a team who knew what they were trying to do. We have had difficult moments but we did well to concede little and keep ourselves on track.”
Looking ahead to the weekend’s Serie A match, the coach said that “On Sunday we face a high-quality opponent, in an excellent moment of form and with excellent players. We’ll try to prepare for it as well as we can.”