Spalletti: “We played a very good game tonight, but it could also have been played better”

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In an interview for Premium Sport, the coach of Inter Luciano Spalletti praised his players:

“We played a very good game tonight, but it could also have been played better. Napoli did very well, as at times it feels like you are playing against aliens, as they do everything one-touch football and flick it up, over, behind. They have this possession and high-paced football. There are times when Napoli move the ball around at a thousand miles per hour. I can’t get my team to do that, so coming away with a point and threatening to achieve even more is positive. We are learning, but have already made important steps forward and frankly could’ve won it. Handanovic did what a goalkeeper is meant to do, some great saves. Reina also did very well on Borja Valero and then Napoli had a goal-line clearance. We suffered on a couple of occasions, but bring home a valuable result, knowing we could’ve done better. They were exhausted after their midweek Champions League game and we could’ve tried to force them into the kind of runs they don’t like in the final 20 minutes.”

If Inter were Scudetto contenders?

“The fans are dreaming because you in the media are always trying to create heroes and everyone else unhappy. There’s no phenomenon and everyone else is a failure. It’s a process, teams work hard and are going towards great results. We wasted some wonderful chances on the counter tonight. We have to assimilate quickly, because it’s a real fight to be up there in the top four.

Scudetto? “OK fine, whatever, we will win the Scudetto and you’ll see it will happen (smile)”

Source: Premium Sport