•   
  •   

Sport Conte: I enjoy watching this Inter play

23:25  30 september  2020
23:25  30 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

Is it time for Chelsea to cash in on N'Golo Kante this summer?

  Is it time for Chelsea to cash in on N'Golo Kante this summer? Indefatigable, indomitable, invulnerable, the Frenchman has so often performed the duties of two men in the Chelsea midfield. But would this be the right moment for the Blues to move him on?Indefatigable, indomitable, invulnerable, the Frenchman has so often performed the duties of two men in the Chelsea midfield.

a close up of Stefan de Vrij in a blue uniform holding a football ball: Inter trio Romelu Lukaku, Arturo Vidal and Stefan de Vrij celebrate © FC Internazionale Inter trio Romelu Lukaku, Arturo Vidal and Stefan de Vrij celebrate

Antonio Conte praised the attacking display of his Inter side in their 5-2 win over Benevento but conceded they must find the right balance after conceding two more goals.

Inter followed up their dramatic 4-3 victory over Fiorentina on the opening weekend of the Serie A season with another high-scoring win in Wednesday's clash at Stadio Ciro Vigorito.

Serie A: Are Inter ready to end Juventus' dominance?

  Serie A: Are Inter ready to end Juventus' dominance? Inter finished just one point behind a faltering Juventus side in 2019-20. Can the Nerazzurri finally end the Bianconeri's dominance?Antonio Conte's side had looked like genuine title challengers in the first half of the season, yet a poor run pre-lockdown saw them all but fall out of contention before a late charge – combined with Juve's inconsistencies – made things tight after the title was already wrapped up.

Romelu Lukaku got the ball rolling inside 28 seconds and doubled his tally after Roberto Gagliardini had put the visitors 2-0 up.

Achraf Hakimi enjoyed an impressive debut and was also on the scoresheet, as was Barcelona-linked striker Lautaro Martinez, with Gianluca Caprari netting twice for Benevento.

Inter's return of nine goals from their opening two top-flight matches is the most they have managed since 1961-62, but Conte can see room for improvement at the other end.

"The most satisfying thing for a coach is to see that when the players change, the general approach and performance remains the same," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"This is a team that attacks, creates many chances, so inevitably we leave something at the back.

Pub-goers head home across England as 10pm curfew begins

  Pub-goers head home across England as 10pm curfew begins The new rules, which also ban customers in England from ordering from the bar, come as the government aims to avoid a second national lockdown in the face of rising infection figures. Pictured, students enjoying a night out in Preston Who is going to pay for Rishi's £5BILLION giveaway? Chancellor hints at tax rises down the track as he reveals workers will get 80 PER CENT of salaries for one third of their hours in new £300 MILLION a month scheme - but warns he 'cannot save every job' Rishi Sunak today hinted tax rises will be necessary to pay for the coronavirus crisis after he unveiled a new package of measures

"We conceded two goals again today, so need to have a look at the balance, but I enjoy myself watching this Inter play. We are building on a whole year of foundations, that is the important thing.

"We can also change between a playmaker and a trequartista even during a match, which makes us more unpredictable in attack.

"The lads deserve praise - let's not forget Benevento were coming off a victory away to Sampdoria. We had the right approach, but there's work to be done and we'll do it."

Inter have collected maximum points from their first two matches but Conte has repeatedly insisted they are not title favourites.

Asked why he is so prudent when it comes to his side's Scudetto hopes, the former Chelsea boss responded: "I didn't ask anyone for anything.

"Don't put words in my mouth or invent things. We should be enthusiastic that people see us as contenders, because that means they have respect for the club and the players.

Conte not ruling out Kante move but knows Inter cannot spend big

  Conte not ruling out Kante move but knows Inter cannot spend big Inter boss Antonio Conte knows he does not have a big transfer budget to play with and gave little away about potential signings.Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta stated during a press conference on Friday that the club will "try to seize opportunities" in the transfer market but will not make large investments.

"It should be satisfying, because people see potential in us. Don't forget, for many years Inter were considered outsiders.

"The fact we are seen differently now means Inter regained credibility. That will also make it more difficult, because opponents will raise their game against us, but it's gratifying."

One sour note for Inter was the sight of Arturo Vidal leaving the field early in the second half but Conte is unconcerned about any sort of lay-off for the new signing.

"Arturo got a knock to his thigh, so with the result looking good and he seemed to be struggling with the bruise," he said.

"I preferred not to risk leaving him out there. I’m not worried, he's a warrior and always ready for battle."


Video: Zidane: "I've got a motivated squad that always wants to win" (Real Madrid)

Ashley Young tests positive for Covid-19 as Inter Milan .
Ashley Young has played a part in all three Italian top-flight games so far for Antonio Conte's Inter Milan but tested positive on Saturday at the club's Appiano Gentile training headquarters.The Serie A side confirmed the former Manchester United star is already in quarantine following Covid-19 tests carried out on Saturday at the club's Appiano Gentile training ground.

usr: 0
This is interesting!