Stramaccioni: "Hard work, thorough preparation"

TURIN – "I tried to prepare
for the game as well as I possibly could. It was a bit annoying to
hear a Juventus official [Beppe Marotta, Ed.] making ironic comments
before kick-off. I wonder if he thinks the same now, given that he
joked about ‘Stramaccioni’s recklessness’…" That was Andrea
Stramaccioni‘s first remark after watching his side beat the Bianconeri at the Juventus
Stadium.

He went on: "We work hard all week, we prepare for
everything down to the last detail. We won this game deservedly despite a couple of decisions. I think we should be shown a bit of respect. We’ve beaten
Juve after they hadn’t lost for a few games…"

The Nerazzurri coach then analysed the match: "Inter started off
well regardless of their goal and as the minutes passed we kept growing. That’s the first time I’ve seen Juventus struggle like that. At
half time I was sure we’d get ourselves back in the match. It’s
in situations like these that you see how good you are. Inter are on
the up. Is this the best day of my career? The best day of my career
was when the president chose me to coach Inter. I’m proud to be the
Inter coach and I’m happy for our fans who can enjoy this win."

Stramaccioni also reserved a few words of praise "for the job Palacio
and Milito did on Pirlo, that was incredible. I said
yesterday that we wanted to win it but nobody believed me."

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