Stramaccioni: Adversity has made Inter stronger

The Nerazzurri boss has admitted to being delighted with the application of his troops following a hard fought 2-1 victory over Fiorentina
Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni has praised his side's attitude, citing "determination" and "hard work" as key components in their victory over Fiorentina on Sunday.

The Nerazzurri picked up their first home win of the season following goals from Diego Milito and Antonio Cassano, and the 36-year-old was delighted with the performance of his men.

"Inter earned the victory by limiting the qualities of the opponent, who are very good at controlling the ball,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I got a little angry because we left the game open despite having numerous chances. We should’ve killed it off, as a match like this is always full of potential pitfalls.”

The Italian also believes that Inter sinking to the bottom of the table was just the wake-up call his side needed.

“Hitting the bottom of the table was important for us, because it made us understand that we had to change something and go on to the field with a different attitude," he continued.

“Tonight we exhibited determination and hard work. It was a show of strength and of quality, above all because Fiorentina are such a dangerous side.”

Inter new boy Juan Jesus also featured in the game which saw the home side employ a 3-5-2 formation, but refused to be drawn on whether the shape of the team was key to victory.

"Are we better with a three-man defence? Whatever the boss wants is better, he's the one who trains us," he added.

"That's how we want Inter to play. Now we just have to do it more consistently. We needed this first win at home and I must congratulate my team-mates on their performance tonight."