In Interi Milan, several changes took place before the start of this season of the highest Italian football competition. The coach of Antonio Conte and the best scorer of Romel Lukak 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. “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.” told a 26-year-old defender for club television, who made a significant contribution to the clean sheet when he kicked the ball in front of the goal line.
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 supporters.”
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, he always works 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 – defending the title: “Gaining scudett has given us confidence, but it’s 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’re 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. “