Monday August 5 2013
Belfodil: It’s a game of fitness

Ishak Belfodil is unconcerned by Inter’s Guinness International Champions Cup losses to Chelsea and Valencia.

The Nerazzurri lost to the London club last week, before being trounced by their Spanish opponents 4-0 last night.

“We were a bit jaded against Valencia while our opponents had more pace than us,” said the former Parma striker to Inter Channel.

“We're disappointed, of course, because we always want to win, but the most important thing in this period is that we keep on improving.

“We were more tired than Valencia and it was pretty clear out there, but at this stage of the season fitness levels come into it a lot and whichever team has got more in them wins.

“There’s nothing wrong with our preparation. It doesn't matter whether our work pays off immediately or not. What matters is being ready for when the matches mean something.”