Rodrigo Palacio says winning at Udinese was the only option for his Inter side on Sunday afternoon.
“Getting the three points was important,” he told Inter Channel. “It was crucial because of the fact that all the teams ahead of us in the standings had also won.”
The Nerazzurri had a potentially tricky trip on paper, but they convincingly won 3-0 to remain fourth – and six points adrift of the Champions League zone.
“We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but we played a great match. It was a perfect game and allowed us to claim the win.
“We’re having a great season. We’ve earned a lot of points and we have to continue going down this road we’re on.”
The San Siro giants will entertain Livorno in Week 12.
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