Spalletti satisfied by Inter’s second half performance against Roma


Luciano Spalletti spoke to the media in the aftermath of last night’s 1-1 draw between Inter and Roma at San Siro. The Tuscan tactician was irritated by his side’s lack of control throughout the first half, but was encouraged by what he saw after the interval. He was also full of praise for veteran midfielder Borja Valero, who was excellent throughout the entire 90 minutes. Here is what he said during an interview with Sky Sport:

“We had lots of chances but we also left too much space open. While attacking a lot, we weren’t able to stay organised so a draw is a fair result in the end. For how the game played out, 1-1 can be seen as a good result because Roma tightened up a lot after going ahead and they’re dangerous on the break with their players.

“We were more organised and patient in the second half, moving the ball with more maturity and less frenetically. It wasn’t easy because the danger was that we became confused when trying to find a goal in too much of a hurry. We chipped away at them slowly, finding the space needed to make it 1-1. Had we been more precise, we could have done more. We lost the ball to many times for an Inter side. We wanted to win because we always do but it’s a valuable point considering how the game went.”

Finally, the former Giallorossi boss praised the performance of Borja Valero when asked to comment on the 34-year-old Spaniard by Inter TV: “He had a great game in midfield, doing very well in both phases of play.”

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