Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi feels the team did exceptionally well in a tough away trip by beating Torino yesterday.
The 24-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, via FCInterNews, comparing facing the Granata in Turin to a “trip to the dentist.”
Inter took all three points against Torino.
And in the end, they did so in fairly emphatic fashion, winning the match 3-0.
But in truth, the scoreline didn’t tell the whole story.
For the first half in particular, the Granata gave Inter a very tough time with their organized, intense style of pressing.
This was, after all, a time, who Inter had only managed to beat by 1-0 scorelines in three of their last four meetings. And the other one was a 1-1 draw.
Clearly, Ivan Juric’s Torino team are a side who are capable of frustrating Inter.
But in the end, the Nerazzurri got the result they were after. And it will feel all the better considering the kind of gruelling match that it was always likely to be.
Inter Midfielder Davide Frattesi: Torino Away Like “A Trip To The Dentist”
After yesterday’s match, Frattesi said that “Winning was important, because tomorrow evening there’s a match that will either allow us to extend our lead or keep pace.”
“It wasn’t easy because playing away to Torino is like a trip to the dentist,” he continued. “They’re an unpleasant team to face, but we held out well for sixty minutes and in the end we won.”
In terms of his he manages himself physically, Frattesi noted that “I have to learn.”
“My injury was perhaps due to the rush of always going at 200 kilometers an hour,” he observed.
“I have to improve in that respect. My teammates also tell me that I need to slow down in training sometimes.”
And as far as whether he hopes to start against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League during the week, Frattesi said “A lot.”
“It’s different to play from the start,” he noted.
“It’s something that also changes your perception of the pitch.”
“Better to play from the start,” Frattesi noted. “But the important thing is playing.”