Inter Milan boss, Antonio Conte, admits the group’s mentality is growing ahead of the 2019-2020 season of the Italian Lega Serie A.
Internazionale Milan finished its 2019 International Champions Cup campaign with a penalty shootout victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
And for manager Antonio Conte, his is a good sign the team’s mentality is growing.
“I’m happy because playing away to Spurs, whose intensity and physical strength are their biggest weapons in addition to the quality their players possess and managing to do what they usually do is an important step forward,” the coach told the official Serie A website.
“We’ve sent out another message with this match, which is the team’s desire to improve and develop in terms of their character.”
“We got at the opposition, we didn’t show any fear and there was a good response,” he added.
“We’re creating a good group mentality. These lads have a desire to work hard, this is the most important aspect.”
“We’re working in an important way both from a tactical point of view and in terms of our fitness. It’s only August but we hope to continue along this path,” Conte commented.
“Matteo Politano has quality, he’s a solid player and excellent in one-on-one situations. He is capable of doing well.”
“He’s only just started training with us again, the others are slightly ahead of him from a tactical point of view but he’s capable of making a contribution as an attacking player because he has quality, pace, and intensity in his locker,” he concluded.
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— Inter (@Inter_en) August 4, 2019