Wednesday July 1 2020
Conte: 'Attack me, not Inter'

Antonio Conte raged against the media and Inter critics after a 6-0 victory over Brescia. ‘Attack me and not the club or these players.’

The Nerazzurri gave Brescia short shrift at San Siro with a dominant display.

“We did well to win, but I also liked the attitude of a team that never stopped attacking, our foot was always on the accelerator,” Conte told DAZN.

“We scored six goals and did not concede any, so that ought to be reason for satisfaction. There are always positives watching Inter, but some only want to see the glass half-empty and not half-full. They want to create problems, but I don’t mind that. Attack me and not the club or these players, though.

“We’re working hard, we made the most of the lockdown to try something different on a tactical level and I’ve liked the team recently, because I saw ideas and situations that we’ve been practising. The result doesn’t always match the performance, but that doesn’t mean everything is negative.”

Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen were rested, so Alexis Sanchez and Lautaro Martinez started together for only the second time in Serie A, after a 3-1 win over Sampdoria.

“We signed Alexis Sanchez to bring quality to the side,” continued Conte. “He’s not the player I appreciated in England, but he’s on the right path. He came on against Parma with the right attitude and I saw him work very hard today.

“I’m happy with Victor Moses, as he worked with me at Chelsea, and if he’s in good shape physically, he can become a protagonist.

“This is a squad that cannot be reproached in terms of heart, generosity and sacrifice, but they need to be more concentrated, make fewer errors and be less naïve, as at times those incidents make us drop points, which in turn can be devastating psychologically.

“It’s a young squad overall and needs to grow in that sense.”