Antonio Conte admits he ‘fears’ Inter Milan’s next two Serie A games against Genoa and Parma as he refuses to call his side title favourites despite going four points clear at the top after victory over city rivals AC Milan
- Inter Milan beat local rivals AC Milan 3-0 in Serie A on Sunday afternoon
- The victory leaves Antonio Conte’s side four points clear at the top of the table
- Conte knows that his side have plenty of work to do to secure the title
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte does not believe his side’s convincing victory over AC Milan has made them clear favourites for the Serie A title.
A brace from Lautaro Martinez and a strike from Romelu Lukaku sealed a an impressive 3-0 victory at the San Siro on Sunday afternoon.
But speaking after the game, Conte was concerned about the challenges that lie ahead.
Antonio Conte admits he ‘fears’ Inter Milan’s next two Serie A games against Genoa and Parma
‘I fear the next two games against Genoa and Parma. That’s when we must prove we have done a further step to remain on top of the Serie A table,’ Conte claimed.
‘Genoa have only lost one game since Ballardini arrived. Parma are struggling despite having a good team, these two games will tell us a lot about what we can achieve.
‘We always study how our opponents’ defend in order to enhance the qualities of our players.
‘It always depends on the characteristics of our opponents. Today we tried to press high on the pitch with Hakimi and Perisic when we had a chance.
‘At the beginning of the season we were always pressing high up the pitch and sometimes we suffered it, now we are handling these situations much better.
‘Self-esteem increases when you beat direct rivals. Today’s win confirmed we are improving, we must continue this path, good results are helping us and it’s easier for me to make players understand my ideas.’