Gagliardini underlines importance of hard work for Inter


Roberto Gagliardini spoke to the media in the aftermath of Inter’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in Singapore yesterday evening. The 25-year-old was keen to look for the positives as he and his Nerazzurri teammates continue to build up their fitness levels ahead of the new season. Here is what he had to say:

“I think that we did well on the whole, the coach has had us working hard in training and is pushing us on. We’re on the right path. In the first half, we defended in the correct way and were well-organised, there’s a difference between us and them in terms of fitness levels at the moment. The heat is the same for everyone, that can’t be used as an excuse.”

The former Atalanta midfielder also looked ahead to his side’s second International Champions Cup fixture: “Against Juventus in Nanjing, we’ll be looking to bounce back. From tomorrow, we’ll be back in training. I’m convinced that it’ll be a great year for us, we’re only in the early stages but we’ll be ready to achieve big results when the time comes to do so.”

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