Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has said that the win over Atalanta was important after the team did not approach the game in the best way, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.
Speaking after the match in Bergamo to Sky Sport Italia, via FCInternews, the Nerazzurri coach analysed what was a very important win for the club as they go into the break for the FIFA World Cup.
Inter actually fell a goal down when Ademola Lookman scored a penalty in the first half but two goals from Edin Dzeko and an own goal from Jose Luis Palomino meant the Nerazzurri could get control of the tie.
Simone Inzaghi admitted that Inter did not approach the game well enough but they got the important win.
“Very important. It comes before the break and in a period in which, in the last seven in the league, we have won six.
“Here in Bergamo always tough matches, we approached the game badly, conceding a goal on one of our mistakes, but then we did well to equalize and do very well in the second half.”
The coach also talked about the points tally at this point in the season compared with last season and how Napoli look imperious.
“Last year, at this point, we had four more points. Now Napoli are keeping up a difficult pace, but we have to continue as in the last period. Today we won as a team, we knew the importance of the match.”
Simone Inzaghi was asked whether it was a dirty game to which he said: “You cannot concede a goal on a corner, but the problem is everyone’s apart from Napoli.
“The championship is long, there are 23 games to go and we have 45 days to catch up with everyone and iron out the flaws.”
Inter have got a big chunk of time off now for the World Cup before the match against Napoli and Simone Inzaghi was asked how he will handle that time.
“It’s a new thing for everyone, this long break. We will continue to work this week with those who remain, not so many. Then we’ll do five or six days in Malta with two friendlies and then the World Cup players will come back: hopefully as late as possible because it will mean they will have moved on in the competition.
“We weighed up the various hypotheses, but many will go to the national team, even those who will not make the World Cup.
“So those who stay in Appiano will work and then we’ll all meet again on December 2, first in Appiano and then in Malta.”
Dzeko had another great game and the coach was asked specifically about his contribution.
“He’s a great added value. Last year we were faced with Lukaku’s departure and the first name I mentioned was Dzeko.
“Last year he did very well, then this year he knew that with Lukaku he would play less and instead, despite being 36 years old, he always plays and is growing. Renewal? The club is in charge of that, I work on the field.”