Inter Milan managed to take over the top of the standings from the hands of their rivals, AC Milan after winning over Lazio. However, coach Antonio Conte is reluctant to grumble over this fact.
As is known, Inter Milan faced Lazio in the 22nd giornata of Italian Serie A early morning WIB (15/02). In the match that took place at the Giuseppe Meazza, the Nerazzurri won 3-1.
The hosts opened the scoring first through Romelu Lukaku’s goal through the penalty spot in the 22nd minute. Towards the end of the first half, the Belgian players then doubled the score to 2-0.
Lazio had time to reply in the middle of the second half, through a goal by Sergej Milinkovic Savic, unfortunately just two minutes later, Lautaro Martinez sealed the home’s victory. Score 3-1 for Inter Milan lasted until the game was over.
Adding these three points will automatically bring Inter Milan to the top of the standings from the hands of their rivals, AC Milan. This was not only due to their win, but also to the shocking loss suffered by the Rossoneri against Spezia the day before.
Coach Antonio Conte is of course very happy with this fact, he also gives credit to his players. Even so, the former Juventus coach asked his team not to be complacent, because currently there is no guarantee for a champion.
“We showed significant mental strength and a certain consistency. I’m very happy for the players, but this should be a starting point for us and we haven’t finished yet. Otherwise, all the hard work so far would have been in vain.” said Conte on the club’s official website.
After a difficult match against Lazio, the Inter Milan players have to prepare to face their city rivals, AC Milan in their next match.
Conte predicts that the match will be fierce for the two teams who are equally ambitious to break Juventus’s dominance in the Scudetto race this season.
“The next game will be a derby and it would be better to be above them. It will be a great match between the two teams with big ambitions,” he continued.