BELGRADE – A ten-match winning streak away from
home. "It’s a big achievement," Andrea Stramaccioni admitted
after the game, "because it shows the great mentality and
character this team has. It’s an achievement we’re proud of but we’re not getting carried away."
The Nerazzurri coach then analysed the match: "In
the first half we were comfortable but we upped
the tempo after the break. I think Jonathan did a brilliant job today
to contain Markovic, Silvestre was very alert, Livaja excellent,
Handanovic pulled off some incredible saves and Palacio produced a top
display. We’re a bit more relaxed now knowing that we’ve sealed
qualification but we want to win the group and we’ll keep playing as
Inter can. Which win marked the turning point for us? It
was a defeat, to Siena: that’s where I saw what these players are
made of. But we’re looking forward now and thinking about the
Atalanta game. It’s going to be a very difficult match."