Inzaghi: “Today Was an Opportunity Not to Be Missed”

With the Nerazzurri securing their spot within the knockout rounds after demolishing Czech outfits Viktoria Plzen 4-0 at the San Siro, Inter boss Inzaghi expressed his happiness in an interview after the match.

La Benemata played a superb match filled with creativity and flare on the pitch in order to seal their desired outcome of qualifying to the Round of 16.

The Armenian international Henrik Mkhitarian headed home a well-delivered cross from central defender Alessandro Bastoni in order to break the deadlock.

Nicolo Barella followed up the first goal with an exquisite diagonal cross-ball to find Italian wing-back Federico Dimarco out-wide. The 23 year-old squared it off to Edin Dzeko, who scored from point-blank range.

Within the second half, The 36 year-old hit-man tucked the ball into the left low-corner to bag a brace as Lautaro Martinez teed the ball off to him following a superb first touch to bring the ball down within Plzen’s box.

Finally, the Belgian international Romelu Lukaku left his mark within the fixture after returning to the pitch from injury as he fired a venomous strike to put the game to sleep.

With Inter sealing all three points, they have locked-in second place of Group C within the tournament and have caused European giants Barcelona to sink into the Europa League.

In an interview with Sportmedia, relayed by Tuttomercatoweb, the Emilian tactician touched upon his emotions after managing to obtain such an improbable outcome:

“The day of the draws we weren’t very happy, but there was the hope of playing the group like this. Today was an opportunity not to be missed, the team was compact, solid.”

In addition, Inzaghi spoke about Lukaku’s performance at the San Siro:

“I’m happy for him. I’m happy for Gagliardini who is back, for Correa, of the defense that didn’t concede. Now let’s enjoy the qualification, which was a small dream in August, then head to the championship.”