Serie A TIM


A goal from Skriniar and a Mauro Icardi brace saw Luciano Spalletti’s Inter pick up the eighth win of the 2017-18 Serie A TIM season. “It’s not the table which excites me at the moment but the behaviour of the team,” said the Nerazzurri Coach. “There’s no nice position in the standings without a strong team. I’m happy for the guys because they deserve this attention from everybody, they’re great professionals. I’m very happy for the performance and the win but that’s all for now because we go again on Sunday.”

“We played a great game, against a well-coached opponent, it can happen that there were two strange bounces that they were able to convert into goals. It’s all normal and there was nothing bad about our performance. We got all that we wanted from this match because winning against this Sampdoria side after the match three days ago at Napoli was not at all simple. It was important that we were able to bring home these points and we did so deservedly. The team pressed hard, they all made themselves available to stay compact on the pitch. I’m fortunate to coach such payers and the fans who have seen great players can see the commitment and they want to be involved.”

"Lastly, Spalletti had this to say in regard to the depth of his squad: “There are no problems related to this issue. Santon is returning to the type of player that you all know, while Dalbert was a bit tired but he will also become a really strong player. He only needs to learn the workings of the team. I didn’t play him because we needed someone who was good in the air given that I’d already taken off Vecino. Eder has great quality and I want to find a place for him, he would deserve it. Ranocchia is also giving his all in training. Joao Mario is top quality, although he had some problems prior to the Derby and did not train normally with the team. Cancelo is still not at 100 percent.”

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