Former Inter Milan midfielder Luigi Di Biagio felt his former club showed their experience in overcoming a much-changed Roma to earn a 2-0 win in Serie A yesterday.
In an interview with Italian television broadcaster DAZN, and as reported by Milan based Inter Milan news-site FCInter1908, Di Biagio argued that the injury crisis suffered by Roma allowed the Nerazzurri to take advantage, but they were aided by knowhow and experience within the squad in a tense match at the Stadio Olimpico.
“Inter were more experienced, Roma played the match they had to play,” Di Biagio said of the meeting between two of his former clubs.
“(Roma coach Jose) Mourinho at one point didn’t even know who to put on anymore, he couldn’t ask for more from his lads.”
Inter Milan Looking Good Physically
The Nerazzurri now turn their attention towards the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie against AC Milan on Wednesday, and Di Biagio anticipated a nervous build up to the game despite Inter appearing to be in good condition on the pitch.
“Inter are doing well physically, they are back on track and can focus on the derby with Milan in a good way,” he continued.
“The psychological condition makes the difference. I was very calm in derbies, but the week before was difficult. It was hard to sleep at night.”
Di Biagio joined Roma from Foggia in 1994 and made 114 appearances for the Giallorossi, before completing a switch to Inter in 1999 and representing the Nerazzurri on 117 occasions until 2003.