Conte: ‘This Inter never loses its way’
Christian Eriksen’s first league goal of the season earned a point for Serie A leaders Inter whose 11-match winning streak came to an end with a 1-1 draw at Napoli on Sunday.
In an interview with Italian television broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after the final whistle, Conte said he was pleased with his squad.
“This was a game we may well have lost in other situations, albeit undeservedly, and we’d have struggled psychologically. Instead, we saw a team that knows what it’s doing, that never loses sight of the right way forward, even if something unlucky happens, such as the own goal.
“These are games that we would’ve struggled in during the past, that we would’ve lost or at least let our heads drop. Instead, this side never loses its way.
“Don’t forget Napoli were at full strength tonight and I considered them one of the favorites for the Scudetto going into the season.
“They realize how important it is not to give hope to those chasing us. We dropped two points compared to Milan this weekend, but a draw away to Napoli is not to be snubbed.
“From last season, I already said that Inter’s success would go through the growth of every individual player. That’s not just in football terms, but in terms of character and maturity too.
“I found a group of lads who really gave their all, as they wanted to challenge themselves and above all fight for something important.