Inter midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu has revealed that he got a bit of advice from his teammate Andre Onana that helped him score the winning goal against Barcelona yesterday evening.
Speaking to InterTV after the match, the 28-year-old explained that Onana suggested that if he could find the bottom corner then Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen could struggle to have it covered.
Calhanoglu had already tested Ter Stegen early on in the first half of yesterday’s match with a thumping strike from range, which the German keeper did well to keep out.
The keeper was not able to get to the Turkish international’s second attempt, however, as it was arrowed accurately into the bottom left corner of the frame of goal and had too much pace for him to get to in time.
As Calhanoglu revealed after the match, getting to shots placed in this part of the goal was a slight weakness of the Barcelona keeper that Onana had noticed and pointed out to him in training.
“I’d talked earlier with Andre [Onana] about the possibility of kicking the ball into that corner where Ter Stegen is a bit weaker,” he revealed, “luckily the ball found its way in and then we won.”
“Today we worked very well as a team,” he also said of the performance as a whole, “we certainly felt the effects of the loss against Roma in a match where perhaps we deserved more.”
“We deserved the win tonight,” he stressed.