Inzaghi Praises Resilient Inter After Victory Over Roma

After Inter’s disappointing loss Milan over the weekend in the Derby di Milano, the Nerazzurri have managed to demonstrate resiliency as they spoiled Jose Mourinho’s return to the San Siro in a convincing 2-0 victory over the Giallorossi.

Edin Dzeko’s early opener and Alexis Sanchez’s brilliant strike has secured Inzaghi’s side a spot into the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia, where they will play the winner of Milan versus Lazio.

Following Inter’s impressive performance at the Stadio San Siro, Inzaghi spoke to SportMediaset and highly praised La Beneamata for bouncing back after a heart-breaking defeat against their cross-city rivals: “The lads did really well, as it was not an easy game. Roma are a quality side with an excellent squad, we controlled the game well and deserved this semi-final, knowing that we were coming off a bad setback at the weekend. I congratulated the lads, because in two-and-a-half-days being able to prepare for a match like this was really impressive.

Furthermore, the gaffer gave a brief update on Alessandro Bastoni,  who was forced off the field due to injury after landing harshly on his ankle: “We hope Bastoni doesn’t have anything serious, unfortunately you could see he fell badly. Now the medics will have the tests and we hope not to lose him for too long, as he is a very, very important player for us.”

Finally, Inzaghi also emphasized on Ivan Perisic’s importance within the squad, hinting at a possibility that the Nerazzurri will extend the Croatian’s stay at Inter before his contract expires at the end of the season:“I think Perisic is a player who since the start of the season has been playing at a very high level. Inter are top of the Serie A table and got through the Champions League group stage, reached the Coppa Italia semi-final, so I can only be happy.”

With Inter gaining momentum after a dominant victory over a tough Roma side, Inzaghi hopes that his men can regain their focus as they prepare to face Napoli at the Stadio Diego Maradona in a crucial fixture that can shift the tide within the title race.