“Today we saw a team that was fully aware of what it was challenging for,” De Vrij told DAZN after the 3-1 success at San Siro.
“Roma are very strong on the counter-attack, so it was important we attacked with a sense of balance. A defender must be ready and command the line if we lose possession, to neutralise a counter.”
Inter’s season was transformed by a victory away to Juventus in the Derby d’Italia, a game that effectively cut the Bianconeri out of the race and revitalised Simone Inzaghi’s side, leading to five consecutive victories.
“We certainly felt that game like it was a knockout round, so with a lot of suffering, we brought home the points and then carried on winning. We want to continue doing it.”
Beautiful football from Inter! 😍
A wonderful flowing move from the champions! From one end to the other in a flash and Denzel Dumfries puts them ahead 👊
Roma carved open 🔪 pic.twitter.com/geq1vjJvjO
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