Inter defender Matteo Darmian is happy to have sent his team through to the Coppa Italia semifinals, and has no doubt that Milan Skriniar will give 100% despite his contract situation.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset after the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 win over Atalanta in the quarter-finals, via FCInterNews, the 33-year-old gave his reaction to the match and stressed that the team must immediately shift their focus to the Milan derby this weekend.

Darmian was Inter’s unlikely hero against Atalanta, with the former Manchester United and Parma player scoring the game’s only goal to make sure the Nerazzurri reach the quarter-finals against either Juventus or Lazio.

The 33-year-old started on the right of a back three, the usual position of defender Milan Skriniar who was left out of the starting eleven amidst widespread speculation about his future.

Speaking to Mediaset after the match, Darmian said that “I don’t know if it’s one of my best goals, the important thing is that it sends us to the next round in this competition.”

“Now we focus on the next match, which is very important,” he added, referring to the Serie A derby against AC Milan on Sunday.

Asked if the rumours regarding Skriniar’s future have unsettled the team, Darmian replied that “I don’t think so, he still shows the same level of performance.”

“Milan is staying, and he’ll undoubtedly give 100% until the end of the season,” he said of his teammate.

Of the derby, Darmian anticipated that “Milan will want a revenge, but we have to be ready and as always we’ll take to the pitch intending to win.”