The Nerazzurri defender: “We lacked continuity, but in the direct confrontation we saw that we can play with anyone. Lukaku has had a more serious injury than it seemed”
Not too many words but which encompass all the hot topics at Inter, those spoken by Alessandro Bastoni to the microphones of Sportmediaset. The derby won, the look at Naples which is a challenge but also regret, the future. The left-footed defender is one of the linchpins in Inzaghi’s line-up and is the next to be locked down, together with Calhanoglu: both expire in 2024. “Right now I feel satisfied, I’m happy here and my family too. So for now it’s okay Everything OK”.
It seems like forever since Bastoni was replaced in the first half against Udinese, complete with an outburst against the bench. In what was one of Inter’s six defeats in the league, frequent setbacks that risk compromising the race for the Scudetto: “There’s certainly been a lack of continuity this season and that’s why we’re at -13 from Napoli – Bastoni’s words – because then in the direct confrontation we saw that we can play with anyone and it is precisely the continuity that we lack and that we continue to seek. The gap is huge and it is useless to hide it, but we want to win and here at the end of the season we will try to win them all and see how Napoli behave. But we have to look at ourselves and we will try to win them all.”
Il derby e Lukaku
The last defeat was against Empoli, Inter restarted immediately, winning against Cremonese, Atalanta (in the Coppa Italia) and Milan: “We knew the importance of the derby: beyond the three points, it was important to give signal to ourselves. After Riyadh we weren’t able to continue the positive momentum with the defeat against Empoli, so it was very important to win. It was a fundamental derby.” Bastoni then spoke of Lukaku, who has appeared to be growing in condition in the last few outings: “He had a more serious injury than it seemed and he needed more time to return and to return to being what we know but he will give us a big hand between now and the end of the season.”
February 9, 2023 (change February 9, 2023 | 3:10 pm)
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