Inter manager Simone Inzaghi believes his side’s 3-2 victory over Napoli was ‘a key game for the season’, but the Nerazzurri must now turn their attention to the Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.
closed the gap to five points on joint leaderAC Milan
at the top of the Serie A table with a 3-2 win over
’s side at the San Siro on Sunday.
Napoli took the lead after 17 minutes thanks to a powerful strike from
scored the equalizer from the spot eight minutes later before
’s header gave the host the lead at the break.
put them 3-1 up after he sent his shot into the far corner of the net.
came off the bench and scored from 25 yards, but it was not enough as Inter closed out the match to take all three points.
“It was a key game for the season, although the most important one will be in three days’ time,”
, referring to the Champions League showdown withShakhtar Donetsk
“We beat a very strong Napoli side and we did it deservedly too. It’s always going to be a struggle against Napoli, especially as they have on average the highest possession statistics in Serie A this season with 60 percent.
“I had players out of action, many who returned late after long journeys from halfway across the world. Edin Dzeko was not at his best either and Correa felt a twinge, otherwise I wouldn’t have substituted him.”
Inter suffered in the stoppages to finally get their first win against one of the top clubs.
“We had been a whisker away from winning several of the other head-to-head clashes, so a little fear was inevitable towards the end during eight minutes of stoppages.”
was causing problems for
in midfield, tactically neutralizing Napoli in the first half.
“He did really well, as usually Napoli build with three, but they stuck more with their full-backs staying in place and we had to make some adjustments. Barella and Marcelo Brozovic had a great game.
“I said yesterday that I was not remotely worried, as Lautaro Martinez has been playing well and scored a great goal today. I was a striker, so I know there are moments when the ball doesn’t want to go in, but he stayed calm and focused. We must continue like this.”
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