Samir Handanovic was not going to let anything pass him in the Derby. He was at his very best between the goalpost and kept every shot at bay.
First, Handanovic blocked two Ibrahimovic headers. Then, denied Tonali’s long-range shot.
He kept Inter’s 1-0 lead intact, an advantage that the Nerazzurri would later build upon.
“There are no easy saves: when you think it’s going to be a routine save, that’s when you make a mistake.”
“For me, Inter started to change during Spalletti’s era and, latterly, Conte’s.”
“We’re doing great work with the Coach and we’re getting there.”
“In order to build a team, it’s necessary to lose every now and then, to make mistakes, but it’s also necessary to have your good days. This is undoubtedly the hungriest Inter side I’ve ever played for.”
Handanovic now has 8 clean sheets that takes him to the very top of the league.