We must attack and defend in numbers, Antonio Conte reacts to Inter’s 4-3 win over Fiorentina

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Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte has said that his team must attack and defend in numbers to create a balance.

The tactician was speaking after his team’s 4-3 thriller with Fiorentina. Speaking on his team that he said it’s unbalanced at times, Conte admitted he must ‘learn to enjoy the process’ more.

Inter came from behind to win Fiorentina

Conte, who noted that the ‘Pazza Inter’ reputation was not whathe wanted, witnessed it as they were trailing twice at San Siro, scoring two goals at the 87th and 89th minutes to win 4-3.

The Nerazzurri was rescued by two late goals from Romelu Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio after being down 3-2 three minutes to the end of the regulation time.

‘Very important three points’

Speaking to DAZN after the match, Conte, who pointed out that the three points were important, evaluated the entire performance too.

Daniel D’Ambrosio scores the winner against Fiorentina

“The positive is that we scored four goals and created many chances to get more. I think their goalkeeper (Bartlomiej) Dragowski did really well. We attacked in numbers and created problems for Fiorentina, but at the same time we weren’t focused enough to deal with their counter-attacks.

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“The lads know we need to improve on this, as we must attack and defend in numbers. Balance is the key to everything, we were unbalanced at times this evening and paid for those mistakes.

“We must try to defend by going forward, not sitting back on our goalkeeper’s lap. We want to press the opposition. It was (Aleksandar) Kolarov’s first game, (Danilo) D’Ambrosio was playing as a centre-back, but the whole team has to work the right way.

“I was impressed by the way we attacked today, even if I think we had a few too many players going forward and that left some gaps for Fiorentina to counter into. We need to pay closer attention.”

Eriksen trying to fit in

Conte started Christian Eriksen in the trequartista role. The Danish midfielder, is however is still struggling to fit into his tactics or make much of a difference in Serie A.

Christian Eriksen still struggling at Inter

“We work with Christian in the same way as we do with the others. We try to get them all into the best condition. I think Eriksen has improved his intensity since he first arrived. He is playing in his ideal role, a trequartista behind two strikers.

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“I think he had a good game. We know he has some qualities and we try to bring those out. Sometimes it happens straight away, sometimes it takes a little while, so I have faith and patience. He is a good lad and works hard for the team.

“I hope a spark will definitively light him up and allow him to find his way,” he added.

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