A tough battle at home ended in a 1-0 victory for Inter. Thanks to a penalty from Romelu Lukaku and goal-saving heroics from Handanovic.
Napoli went down to 10-man after Insigne received his marching orders but kept the pressure on Inter. It was a nerve-racking match till the very last minute.
Antonio Conte spoke to the media after the match and said:
“It wasn’t easy, Napoli is a great side. There was a lot of respect there, and it wasn’t a beautiful game.”
“However, these are vital points because Napoli are a direct rival and for years have been a key competitor in the league.”
“We knew that winning wouldn’t be easy and perhaps we struggled slightly towards the end. But closing out these matches is important for our mental development.”
“Our strategy paid off in the end, even if we were a bit lucky in the final few minutes. Winning like this against strong teams is a great sign.”
Inter is currently No.2 in the league with 1 point shy of city rivals AC Milan.