Alessandro Bastoni feels that Inter Milan were “unwatchable” in the first half against Roma, but then found another gear.
The 24-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, after the Nerazzurri’s 4-2 Serie A win at the Stadio Olimpico, giving his immediate reaction.
Inter made it seven wins from seven matches in the Italian capital this evening.
The Nerazzurri scored the first goal of the match. But then, in the closing stages of the first half, Roma scored twice to peg them back.
And in truth, it was not an undeserved halftime lead for the Giallorossi.
Daniele De Rossi’s team looked as though they were coping far better with the wet conditions, and were more switched-on for long periods in the first half.
But in the second, Inter were able to play their game more.
The Nerazzurri strung together several crisp sequences of passes.
And these quickly resulted in two goals with which Inter restored their advantage.
Then, both teams exchanged blows in a match that became increasingly stretched, but without either Inter killing it off or Roma finding an equalizer.
Finally, the Nerazzurri got their fourth goal in stoppage time. Bastoni fired home for his first goal of the season.
Bastoni: Inter “Unwatchable” In First Half Vs Roma – Then “Flipped A Switch”
“The first half was not complicated, but it was unwatchable,” Bastoni admitted after the match.
“It wasn’t us in any way. Technically, physically, mentally.”
“But then the coach talked to us at halftime,” the Italian international defender. “And we came out for the second half and showed the improvements.”
Bastoni went on that “Matches are also won with mentality. In the second half, we flipped the mental switch.”
And of his celebration, the 24-year-old said that “It was a tribute to Stephen Curry.”
And as far as what Inter will take from this win, Bastoni said “It will get us charged up for the matches to come.”
“In the Champions League, we’ll try to go on the same kind of run as we did last season,” he added.