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Inzaghi insists Inter ‘can chase Milan and Napoli’ after beating Juventus

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Inzaghi insists Inter ‘can chase Milan and Napoli’ after beating Juventus


Inter boss Simone Inzaghi insists his team will continue to chase Milan and Napoli for the Serie A title after a critical 1-0 win at Juventus on Sunday.

A first-half Hakan Calhanoglu penalty was enough for victory in the Derby d’Italia as Inter moved within three points of the top two in the race for the Scudetto.

Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus side will consider themselves unfortunate to have lost.

While Juventus had 22 shots compared to Inter’s five, Inter’s only goal was on target.

Speaking to DAZN after the win, Inzaghi said:

“We can chase Milan and Napoli.

“We have lost some points that we will try to earn in the last eight games.

“It is still very long, [Milan and Napoli] are the favourites, but some will say that it is us.”

The former Lazio head coach insisted there was no controversy about the winning penalty.

When Keeper saved Calhanoglu’s first effort, the rebound went into the net.

The referee initially disallowed the goal and awarded Juve a free-kick, asking for the penalty to be retaken after Matthijs de Ligt crept into the box before Hakan took the first.

However, Calhanoglu made no mistake the second time asking.

Inzaghi also revealed that Inter has offered him an extension on his contract, despite rumours he was under pressure after recent results, but added that he will not engage in discussions until the end of the current campaign.

he said:

“I have a two-year contract that the club asked me to extend.

“And I asked to wait until the end [of the season] because contracts are worth what they are worth.

“I feel the trust of the club, of the fans. I am happy with the results.

“We had so much fun for seven months, and some criticisms came out.

“We have been in football for 30 years, and we know which criticisms are constructive and which are artfully created.”

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