Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that his team’s 2-0 Champions League group stage win away to Viktoria Plzen is hardly anything to scoff at given the quality of their opposition.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, the coach emphasized that the Czech champions are not an easy team to beat particularly at home, whilst he also explained why squad rotations will be important for the team throughout the season.
Inter will have felt that they needed to take three points from yesterday’s match given their superiority to Plzen on paper, but this would not mean that they took anything for granted against a team who had been unbeaten at home in almost thirty matches.
The Czechs demonstrated the kind of physical and committed style that the Nerazzurri will have been expecting, and also threatened a few times with pace on the counter, but Inter largely protected their penalty area and created the chances they needed to run out 2-0 winners.
“It was important to win, the team was good and focused,” Inzghi said. “Winning in Plzen has never been easy for anyone, it’s a complicated away ground but we made a complicated game look simple.”
And of the squad rotations, the coach said that “I wouldn’t talk about too much about rotation. We have three matches in six days and I need everyone. Everyone has to be involved, the important thing is that they respond like this.”
Inzaghi added that “It’s great to win, it helps us to work better. This is the second one in a row, now we’ll try to repeat it on Sunday, and then there’s the international break.”