Conte: “We are becoming a tough team, the Europa League is an opportunity to grow further”

GELSENKIRCHEN – Thanks to goals from Lukaku and Eriksen, Inter resume their European journey with a victory: the 2-0 against Getafe at the Arena AufSchalke is valid for the Nerazzurri to enter the quarter-finals of the competition.

These are the declarations of Antonio Conte at the end of the match:

It was a game won by creating many opportunities, after a start in which Getafe had seemed more aggressive. How was the game off the bench?

“We interpreted the match knowing the difficulties that we could have encountered. They started off strong, we missed an exit and they had an important opportunity. They had more leg than us at the start, then we took the game in hand, we started playing building opportunities. We expected such a dirty race. When we had to get dirty, we got dirty and that’s a good thing because it means that the kids are growing up in malice, in the desire to defend the result and not concede goals. a step that we missed during the season and we are now acquiring it. I am happy because Europe is important to us, it offers us the opportunity to grow from inside or outside. ”

How important can Lukaku be in such challenges?

“It could have been an even better evening for Romelu. He made a great goal, attacking the depth. He delayed his entrance a bit but then he offered an important performance, as well as Lautaro and Sanchez, which I liked. It is it was a positive evening and I’m happy especially for the team, for the guys. They want to go on in this competition “.

After the last victories, do you look to the future with greater optimism?

“I always think about my job, I am calm when I see the boys with this malice, with this desire and determination. The group is giving continuity to the improvements, we are becoming a tough team. I see everyone participating in the project, happy with what we do” .

Happiness for Eriksen and his goal too?

“I’m happy for him, like everyone needs some situations that help him turn everything in a positive way. He is a very good guy, he knows that I make choices for the good of Inter but the fact that he entered and immediately fell into the game, scoring the 2-0 goal, is important. It is getting better and better in our reality “.

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Conte: “The Europa League is an opportunity”



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