Goalkeeper Yann Sommer feels that the Inter Milan defense deserve a lot of the credit for the sixteen clean sheets he’s kept in Serie A.

The 35-year-old spoke to InterTV, via FCInterNews, after the Nerazzurri’s 2-1 Serie A win over Genoa.

Inter goalkeeper Sommer was not able to keep a clean sheet in yesterday’s match against Genoa.

The Grifone scored in the second half. This goal was enough to give Inter a difficult last half hour to the match.

Inter held on though to make it nine wins in a row in Serie A.

And Genoa can leave with their heads held high for managing to score past Sommer, something that not every team has managed to do in the Italian top flight.

Since the Swiss international’s arrival at Inter last summer, he has kept sixteen league clean sheets.

Yann Sommer: Inter Defense Deserves Plenty Of Credit For Serie A Clean Sheets

Plenty of the reason why Sommer has had to pick the ball out of his own net so few times concerns the work of the goalkeeper, of course.

Sommer had made plenty of vital interventions for Inter this season.

The Swiss international made a key one in yesterday evening’s match. It was his dive in reaction to a Mateo Retegui header that kept the score at 0-0 in the first half.

But Sommer is not the only reason why Inter have conceded so few goals this season. Far from it.

The former Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach veteran has truthfully not faced all that many shots, compared to most keeper at a comparable stage of the campaign.

And this has been a real team effort.

The individual defenders have been outstanding seasons. This has been the case no matter who has been on the pitch.

And the team has functioned exceptionally well as a defensive unit.

So Sommer credits the defense just as much as himself individually.

“The sixteen clean sheets I’ve kept are thanks to the whole team defending in a compact manner,” he said.

“It’s great for a goalkeeper to play with a defense like this in front of him.”

“As a goalkeeper you always have to stay concentrated,” the Swiss added.

“The situations are always changing. It’s a good challenge for me.”

As far as the victory over Genoa, Sommer said that “It was a really important win. We have to fight for every point in this league.”

“I’m very happy with the win, even if not as much with the performance.”