Inter manager Luciano Spalletti has expressed his delight after the Nerazzurri came from a goal behind to defeat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 away from home on Wednesday night and maintain their perfect start to their UEFA Champions League campaign.
The Italians fell behind through a terrific strike from Pablo Rosario, who found the top-corner from outside the area, but goals from Radja Nainggolan and Mauro Icardi ensured they made it six points from six in the tournament.
Skipper Icardi scored in his second consecutive Champions League match to seal the three points for Inter, and despite insisting that he needs to drop deeper more often, his manager praised his predatory instincts in front of goal.
“When he wants to, he knows how to seem taller and stronger than he really is. He needs to do that more often. Plus, of course, he’s an animal in the box.”
Inter weren’t at their best against their Dutch counterparts and were sloppy in possession throughout the match. Yet, despite lacking the required quality in their passing, Spalletti was more wary of the threat posed by Mexican talent Hirving Lozano on the counter.
“We could’ve played a few balls better rather than keep going backwards. There were moments where we didn’t make the most of the opportunities to push forward.
“Having said that, we tried to keep the game further away from our goal and avoid too many counter-attacks, because Hirving Lozano is excellent at that.”