Inter manager Simone Inzaghi has spoken about his critics, as the Nerazzurri went past Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions League to set up a huge semi-final against arch-rivals Milan.
With Inter struggling in the Serie A, there have been question marks about his future at the club. There was talk in the Italian media that if Inter failed to get past Benfica, Inzaghi would be sacked right away by the Nerazzurri especially after their loss to Monza in the league.
But that is now not going to happen and after the 3-3 draw v Benfica, Inzaghi spoke to Prime Video about his critics and about what has been said about his future in the press.
He said (via TMW): “It’s not a problem. I know where they come from. Some speak well, some speak bad. Sometimes they fit in, sometimes they are suggested. I’m lucky enough to have been in this world for many years, I know everything but I’m focused on working to bring life to people.”
He also provided his reaction to the 5-3 aggregate win and stated that Inter deserve to reach the semi-final. The Italian stated:
“There is great happiness. It’s an important evening for all of Inter, we had a great double-header against a top-quality team that had lost twice in eight months before meeting Inter. We deserved this semi-final which was a dream but now we’re here and we’ll play it big.”
Inter will take on Milan in the two sides’ first meeting in the semi-final of the competition since 2005. Back then, Milan had progressed but the last time Inter reached the CL semi-final, they won the competition in 2010 under Jose Mourinho.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN