An underwhelming performance from Inter saw Napoli snatch victory in the Coppa Italia Semi-Final. Conte’s men lacked intensity and creativity throughout the match.
The second leg of the fixture will decide the fate of these two teams.
Antonio Conte and his men had this to say in their post match interviews.
Antonio Conte – “Napoli came to San Siro to play a very defensive game, Mertens man-marked Brozovic throughout and they closed off all the space by putting all of their men behind the ball.”
“We should have moved the ball faster. Congratulations to Napoli and Gattuso who convinced his boys to play this kind of game.”
Victor Moses – “Italian football is very tactical, I try to display my qualities with the aim of helping my teammates.”
“We’re feeling disappointed today, we want to make amends against Lazio and we’ll give our all out on the pitch.”
Christiano Biraghi – “There have been many games where teams have put men behind the ball but we’ve managed to find a way through.”
“This evening, Napoli defended well, but there’s the return leg to come and everything is still possible. We are certainly capable of winning and progressing to the final.”
Inter will face Napoli in the return leg of the Coppa Italia on March 5th.