Inter coach Simone Inzaghi heralded their 1-0 win over Juventus in the Derby D’Italia as ‘an important and well-deserved victory.’ In a thrilling match that ended with a 1-0 victory over Massimiliano Allegri’s Bianconeri side, Inzaghi shared his thoughts with DAZN in a post-game interview.
Inzaghi commenced by emphasizing the significance of this triumph in the Serie A title race: “We secured an important and well-deserved victory based on our performance. We are very pleased; it’s a milestone in a long journey. There is still a long way to go, as Juventus and Milan won’t give up.”
Moving on to discuss the team’s performance, Inzaghi remarked, “It was challenging to identify weaknesses tonight. The scoreline is narrow, and the match was kept open by an extraordinary goalkeeper. They defended very deep, and we were clever because they had many players on the counter-attack. Now, we will analyze thoroughly to improve where we can do better. Sommer was rested, but we knew we had to endure until the end. We must continue in this manner.” Inter’s journey so far has been impeccable: “We’ve won 18 out of 22 matches, an extraordinary result, but we are four points behind Juventus and seven behind Milan. Last year, with these points, Napoli was much further ahead.”
Inzaghi also provided a comment on Klaasen’s performance, who entered the game in the second half: “He deserves more playing time. In his career, he has scored more than 100 goals; he is an extraordinary young man. Frattesi had a minor issue in the warm-up.” He also shared his thoughts on the upcoming Champions League: “We will try to replicate last year’s journey, but the Round of 16 will feature a challenging opponent.”