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Inzaghi: “We’d been waiting a long time for this”

After Inter’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Barcelona to claim second place of Group C within the Champions League, Inzaghi heavily praised his side in the media as they demonstrated strong passion and determination.

Hakan Calhanoglu’s stunning screamer from outside the box was enough for the Nerazzurri to secure all three points and move within a three point difference from the group-leaders Bayern Munich, providing Inter with a significant boost of confidence after losing four of their last five outings within the Serie A.

In an interview with Sky Italia, Inzaghi touched upon his opinion regarding his squad’s display at the San Siro.

I wouldn’t say it was unexpected. I said yesterday it was a great opportunity against one of the best teams in the world

We played with aggression, determination, as it’s the only way to beat these opponents. We’d been waiting a long time for this, I am happy for the fans and the club, but we’ve achieved nothing yet, it needs to be a wonderful night that marks the beginning of something.

I was very, very disappointed with the result against Roma, but not the performance. Evenings like this one will do us good, we need to recover our energy now and we have ground to recover in Serie A.

It can be the start, but we need to give a sense of consistency to this result and performance now.

In addition, the Italian tactician spoke about the rumours regarding his future at the helm of the club after his on-point defensive tactics and preparation within the signifcant tie against the Catalonian giants.

“I continue my work, there are moments that happen and I keep my head held high, because my staff, players and the club have done some great things over the last 15 months. I saw a squad that is solid and fights together, otherwise you don’t get a result like this.

I am happy, but these lads are the same ones who gave me two trophies just a few months ago and they know more than anyone we now have ground to make up.”

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