Inter Manager Luciano Spalletti made it clear that his strong words about the Nerrazzurri last week motivated his players to prove their doubters wrong.
La Beneamatia crushed Sampdoria 5-0 at the Marassi as Captain Mauro Icardi scored four goals but the performance was vastly different from Inter’s recent form.
Spalletti criticised his players after last week’s 0-0 draw with Napoli and claimed that his side lacked quality and speaking to Mediaset Premium after today’s domination he explained his actions.
“The aim of my words was to prompt the players to do something more and give them the strength that I believe they have.
“I don’t know what guarantees victory, but I do know what guarantees defeat and that is complimenting players regardless of what they actually do.
“I liked the way the team interpreted the game today against a difficult opponent, who move the ball quickly and showed their quality in moments.
“We allowed Sampdoria nothing today and the collective worked. We played as a team and wanted the victory at all costs.
Spalletti was asked whether he regrets his sides poor form as they bottled a Scudetto challenge after a poor run of form.
“There’s no point having regrets over what has already been, as we’ve already lost too much time. It’s better to focus on the next match and play it like this.
“We knew when to wait and when to leap on our opponents, and that made us suffer less than in other circumstances. Plus today any ball that found its way into the box was accompanied by that good luck that comes from enthusiasm”.