Inter beat Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia quarter final clash at the San Siro. Thanks to Nicolo Barella’s thunderous strike which put Inter ahead in the 67th minute. The match ended 2-1 in favor of Inter, who will now gear up to take on Napoli in the Semi-Final.
Here’s what Conte and few other players had to say after the match:
Antonio Conte – “We deserved it and we are happy with the victory. It feels good to have qualified for the Semi-Final. As always, our goal is go as far as possible in all competitions.”
“We prepared differently due to injuries. We had to force the insertion of Eriksen in the second half, who has already shown his characteristics, flexibility and intelligence. He always manages to place himself in the right area of the field. He will raise our level of quality.”
“[Barella] had an excellent game, both when he played with Vecino and when he put himself in front of the defense. He has the strength, energy and quality. He must continue like this to return to his level best.”
Nicolo Barella – “I am happy about the goal but more importantly I am happy because of the victory and we deserved it. The Italian Cup is one our goals and we must keep up with it. It is a pleasure to be of help to the team. Eriksen is a great player and will help us to raise the level even more. ”
Antonio Candreva – “We were good at finding the right options today despite a different approach. We improve with every game and this result after the draws gives us confidence. From tomorrow we go back to thinking about the future goals.”
Inter will take on Napoli in the Semi-finals in two weeks from now.