Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi is extremely happy with Kristjan Asllani following the Albanian’s goal against Genoa.

The Nerazzurri boss lavished praise on Asllani speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews after the 2-1 Serie A win.

Asllani got his third consecutive start in Serie A against Genoa this evening.

The 21-year-old has been filling in whilst Hakan Calhanoglu has been out with injury.

And Asllani had a decisive impact. Playing from the holding midfield role, the Albanian burst forward and scored Inter’s opening goal.

This was a big moment for Asllani on a personal level.

And it was also massively important for Inter. The Nerazzurri needed to throw everything at an aggressive, organized Genoa team in order to take three points and extend their lead at the top of the table.

Inzaghi Beaming With Praise For Kristjan Asllani After Goal Vs Genoa

“A lot of praise is due to Asllani,” Inzaghi said after the match.

“He’s played three matches in the space of a week, and was absolutely precious for us.”

The Inter coach continued that “In Lecce it was an intense match, and then he played against Atalanta and Genoa.”

“I want to praise him publicly because he deserves it,” Inzaghi made clear.

As far as the fitness of midfielders Davide Frattesi and Hakan Calhanoglu, Inzaghi said that “I hope that they can recover in time for the match against Bologna.”

“In the next three matches I’ll need everyone available, because they’ll be very tough matches.”

As far as the problem for Frattesi, who went back to the bench after warming up, Inzaghi explained that “He wasn’t moving entirely freely.”

“He showed intelligence and maturity,” the coach said of the 24-year-old recognizing the physical issue.

“He gave positive signs in training yesterday, but we decided not to take any risks,” Inzaghi explained.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to bring him with us to Bologna.”

As far as whether Inter’s destiny is now in their hands in the Serie A title race, Inzaghi said “Clearly.”

“We’ve gone fifteen points clear of Juventus in 33 days,” the coach noted.

“But we’ve been in football for a long time. We know that it will be tough, and we have a lot of matches close together.”