Inter registered their seventh consecutive league victory in the Serie A by beating Atalanta 1-0. Inter re-established their six-point lead at the top of the table.
A goal in the 54th minute and a shutdown defensive performance from Skriniar decided the Monday night fixture.
This is what Conte said:
“There was a lot in this game but we hope to carry on and improving from now until the end. It’s important to mention that Atalanta is a tough team, they were warier than they had been in previous games against us.”
“These are three important points are won against an excellent side. Beating Atalanta is important for our title challenge.”
“We could have done better because the chances were important, but we wasted them when we failed to finish in front of goal.”
“We need to give a hand to Lautaro because he wasn’t just involved going forward, but in defense as well. He sacrificed a lot because Atalanta tried to occupy the space behind Vidal and then Eriksen, and Lauti dropped deep to help. And he also managed to cause them issues when he could. We’ll need everybody to make sacrifices if we’re to reach our goal.”
Conte also thanked his role players who are not featured in the matches on regular basis for providing exceptional support.
“Players like D’Ambrosio and Ranocchia, give us strength. It’s only right that we thank these players, like Kolarov, Ashley Young, Vecino who support us throughout even without getting much playing time.”