Inter Milan assistant coach Massimiliano Farris believes that the Nerazzurri squad showed they’re an “extraordinary” group against Roma.
Farris spoke in a press conference, as reported by FCInterNews, after his team secured a 4-2 Serie A win against the Giallorossi away at the Stadio Olimpico.
Inter certainly needed to show their grit and determination against Roma this evening.
The Giallorossi were in a fiery mood.
Playing in very wet conditions, the home side put in an aggressive, physical performance from virtually the first minute.
Roma looked to still be feeling the boost in confidence that has come from the arrival of Daniele De Rossi as head coach.
And Inter needed to find their footing and cope with what Roma threw at them.
In the first half, it was the Giallorossi who looked more comfortable with the way the match was going. And they took a 2-1 lead in at halftime for their troubles.
But Inter more than responded after the interval.
The Nerazzurri scored three goals in a frenetic second half display which showed that they are more than capable of regrouping and showing all their quality even in matches where they are not initially at their best.
Inter Assistant Coach Farris Praises “Extraordinary Group” Vs Roma
As far as how he saw Inter come back, Farris said that “We try to improve on intensity, positioning, and quality.”
“As we saw in the second half.”
Farris suggested that “We saw the extraordinary group that is Inter emerge.”
“Lautaro and Thuram take the accolades,” he went on. “But Arnautovic and Sanchez are also important.”
Asked whether he thinks this win was the “last step” towards the Serie A title, the Inter assistant coach cautioned that “I don’t know if it’s the last step.”
“We’ve gotten extraordinary numbers this season. But that doesn’t seem to be enough, because the other teams are still hanging on.”
“The season isn’t over and we know it,” Farris said.
“There’s great pride,” the assistant coach continued.
“The thing that impressed me is the clarity we showed. We turned it around with good play, and not with one or two episodes.”
“A further reason for pride is that even with the scoreline at 3-2, and with the guys having spent so much energy, the guys showed the desire to make it 4-2,” Farris added.
Looking ahead to next Friday’s Serie A match against Salernitana, Farris said that “In Serie A, no match can be underestimated.”
“We still bear the scar of the Sassuolo loss,” he said.
Meanwhile, Farris was also asked whether he’s spoken to Roma striker Romelu Lukaku following the Belgian’s controversial transfer saga with Inter last summer.
The Nerazzurri assistant coach replied “No. I haven’t seen him.”
“But I’d gladly say hello to him,” he added.