Inter striker Edin Dzeko feels that the team did well to defend their Supercoppa Italiana title from last season.

Speaking to InterTV after the Nerazzurri’s 3-0 win over city rivals AC Milan, via FCInterNews, the 36-year-old stressed the significance of the continuity that the team laid down by confirming their status in a second consecutive Supercoppa triumph.

Last season, Inter beat Juventus in the Supercoppa, breaking a more than decade-long wait to win the trophy.

This time around, the wait was much less long as the Nerazzurri immediately defended their crown, this time beating city rivals the Rossoneri.

If last time around it had taken until the dying seconds of extra time for Inter to get the result, this time around they were able to wrap things up with a controlled and emphatic win.

Dzeko and his teammates scored three without reply, and laid down a further marker in this competition.

“We all went out together with the aim of running for one another, we tried to press Milan very high up the pitch straight away, we scored twice in the first twenty minutes, and then controlled the match in the second half,” the Bosnian said.

Of the boost that the team gets from winning, Dzeko said that “It can give us more confidence and energy.”

“We won it last season and experienced how much it can mean, and so we came here prepared to win it.”

“Milan are a dangerous team,” the striker added, “but the guys were great from the first minute to the last and the win is well-deserved.”