UDINE – Dejan Stankovic was almost still out of breath as he spoke to Sky Sports about Inter’s win today over Udinese at the Stadio Friuli. He used what puff he had left to say – with the usual conviction that sets him apart from the rest – that "the little knocks at the end of the game came about because we gave it absolutely everything."
"We knew that we wouldn’t come away with anything from Udine without having to suffer, we responded brilliantly, even after going a goal down. This was our response. We’re still in there, we’re still alive and kicking, and as the coach said we can still do it and we share his opinion. We’re playing for the shirt, for the fans and that’s why we’ll stay together till the end."
With Napoli winning and Roma losing, the fight for third place is becoming ever more intriguing. No one can yet say who will come out on top. "We won’t know until the end of the season," smiled Stankovic. "The side with the most points will secure third place but I’m happy because we’re back in the hunt and the whole team deserves the credit."
Not at all is lost and Il Drago will keep running for Inter.
Stankovic concluded by telling Inter Channel, "I try to carry out what Stramaccioni asks me to do. We prepare for games based on the opposition and that’s why the coach asked me to help out Lucio and Ranocchia. If I had been able to play a bit then that would have been great, but it was important for me to hold my position."