Sunday August 20 2017
Spalletti praises Inter goalscorers

Luciano Spalletti praised the qualities of Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic after Inter’s win over Fiorentina.

Argentine Icardi scored twice and Croatian Perisic once as the former Roma boss watched his new side run out comfortable winners over the Viola.

“We are happy, there was a noisy atmosphere,” Spalletti told reporters after the 3-0 victory.

“The team started well and played good football.

“We managed to score three goals against a good team. Fiorentina showed us Pioli’s organisation and gave us problems.”

The tactician was pleased with the contribution of his key duo but added that his side had also defended well when it mattered.

“They have a quality in attacking the spaces and finishing off moves.

“I’ll add Miranda and Skriniar as well, because when we had to defend they did it well.”

Despite a comfortable win, Spalletti outlined the need for Inter to improve their performance level in the coming weeks.

“It’s good to start with what really matters. We shouldn’t have dipped for half an hour, we need to improve on that, but the team is strong.

Today we played well for an hour. We need to build.”