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Emirates News Agency – Inter Milan coach: Focus on Champions League after Italian Cup win


ABU DHABI, 25th May, 2020 (WAM) — Italian football team Inter Milan’s coach Simone Inzaghi has revealed his top priorities for the coming seasons after winning the Italian Cup, stressing the need to focus now on winning the Champions League title. The team wants to crown this special season.
After beating Fiorentina 2-1 in the Italian Cup final last evening, Inzaghi said: “We have two games in the Italian league before the Champions League final in Istanbul. We have to maintain a good performance to crown this great season.”
Inzaghi admitted that Fiorentina was not an easy opponent for his side in the Italian Cup final and that it will not be easy to beat.
Inzaghi and Inter Milan were highly praised in the Italian media and newspapers today, which focused on Inter Milan winning the title for the ninth time and equaling Rome’s record number of titles, sharing second place in the competition’s golden record behind Juventus. Title 14 times.
The sports newspaper, “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, said, “After Fiorentina went ahead with a very early goal, Laotaro was exceptional in praising Argentinian Lautaro Martinez, who scored both goals for Inter Milan in the match.”
The newspaper added, “Inter Milan have the trophy, which indicates that Inter will retain the trophy after winning the trophy last season as well.
Corriere dello Sport newspaper noted that Lautaro won the final against Fiorentina and Inzaghi won the seventh title of his coaching career.
As Inzaghi won the trophy for the third time in his coaching career, winning the trophy in the last and current seasons with Lazio and then with Inter Milan, Inter won the title more than another great number.
Massimiliano Allegri, Roberto Mancini and Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson had previously won the competition four times, bringing Inzaghi close to the record for the most titles achieved by any manager in Coppa Italia history.
Lautaro’s two goals in yesterday’s match took his tally to 101 goals in various competitions in his Inter Milan career.
The “Opta” statistics network pointed out that the Fiorentina goal scored by Nicolás Gonzalez two minutes and 30 seconds after the start of the match was the third fastest goal in the history of Italian Cup finals. Francesco Totti’s goal for Rome against Inter Milan in 2007 and Eto Cimenti’s goal for Palermo against Juventus in the 1979 final both came in the first minute of the match.

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