Inter coach Simone Inzaghi was pleased with his side’s performance in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Hellas Verona in Serie A, and felt that playing at home made a difference.
Lautaro Martinez struck early to give the Nerazzurri victory at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, as Inter moved level on points with third-place Juventus in the table.
In an interview with the club’s inhouse television channel, Inter TV, after the final whistle, and as reported by FCInterNews.it, Inzaghi concurred that playing in front of a home crowd helped the Nerazzurri, but he wanted more from his team in both an attacking and defensive sense.
“It’s data, but in our stadium with our fans we manage to give a little something extra that we have to bring out in away games,” the former Lazio coach said.
“In matches like tonight we usually manage to score a goal, but we have to be able to do better in the attacking and defensive phases all together.
“We found the goal straight away, then we could have doubled it, we missed the finish at some junctures. But we didn’t disband and even without the second we didn’t concede anything.”
Inter secured victory just days after being taken to extra-time by Serie B club Parma in the Coppa Italia, and Inzaghi felt that the gruelling encounter had taken it’s toll against Verona.
“It was a very important victory after 120 minutes in the Coppa Italia, which is not something to underestimate.
“We were good at not conceding anything to Verona. We were good at controlling the match, despite playing against a healthy opponent who came from four points in their last two games,” he added.
Inter must now turn their attention to the Supercoppa Italiana, as they face rivals AC Milan in Riyadh on Wednesday.