In Interi Milan, several changes took place before the start of this season of the highest Italian football competition.
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Milan Škriniar’s goal header into the Genoa net.
Coach Antonio Conte and the best scorer of the Romelu Lukaku team and the Moroccan wing Achraf Hakimi left, but the reigning champion did not sign it. In the opening round, FC Genoa outclassed 4: 0.
The Slovak national team player Milan Škriniar also contributed to this, scoring Inter’s first goal in this year’s Serie A.
Škriniar opened the scoring in the 6th minute, when he pushed his head after the corner kick of Hakan Calhanoglu and sent the ball behind the back of the goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigua.
“I’m happy for the goal, but more important is the favorable result. A good start was important and we also gave a good performance.
Winning to zero is always pleasant, “the 26-year-old defender told club television, who significantly contributed to the clean sheet when he kicked the ball in front of the goal line.
The daily La Gazzetta dello Sport marked Škriniar with the word icebreaker and gave him a mark of 7.5.
The sovereign victory also pleased coach Simone Inzaghi, for whom it was a competitive premiere on the Inter bench.
He was especially pleased with the return of the fans, the four-goal concert was watched by 27,000 on San Sire: “We couldn’t have wished for a better start, moreover, in front of our fans.”
Calhanoglu followed Škriniar’s intervention, Ivan Perišič also rippled the opponent’s net before half time, but his goal was not recognized by VAR for offside.
After the change of sides, Arturo Vidal and Edin Džeko prevailed, reinforcing the Milanese after Lukaku’s departure.
“Watching this team is fun. Calhanoglu is an extraordinary player, always working for the team.
We still have to make some transfers, because Lukaku’s departure was unexpected. However, Džeko has already shown his quality, “said Inzaghi.
According to Škriniar, the team still has to adapt to the new coach, but the goal is clear – to defend the title.
“The profit of the scudett has given us certainty, but it is also a responsibility. We have to go into every match with such a commitment, play our best and leave no space for our opponents.
We are still learning what the new coach wants from us, but we worked hard in the summer and we are strong.
We have to stay united and fight for the title. If we play together like we do now, we can do it. “
He also praised the tactics of the new coach Inzaghi.
According to Škriniar, the new coach of the team instilled his thoughts. “He convinced us of how to play, and it worked. A lot of teams come to San Siro just to defend and close on their own half of the court.
We tried to take the ball from the opponent as soon as possible, thus unlocking his defense, and this concept proved to be correct, “Škriniar said for the DAZN streaming service, citing the football website sempreinter.it.
The 26-year-old Slovak tracker started his fifth season in the Inter Milan jersey and scored his eighth goal.
In the past championship season, he was up to 29 times in the basic line-up of his team, while he was also plagued by coronavirus for several weeks.