Argentine striker Diego Milito has singled out Inter’s resolve as the key factor to last night’s 2-0 Serie A win over city rivals AC Milan.
Milito gave the Italian champions the lead just 10 minutes into the clash and the Beneamata sealed the result in the second half through Goran Pandev despite being reduced to ten men midway through the first period as Wesley Sneijder saw red for dissent.
“I am happy with this victory,” Milito beamed on the Inter Channel.
“I netted a nice goal at the right time which enabled us to relax and control the game.
“After the break our opponents poured forward and it wasn’t easy for us. We were tiring out as we were a man down and, on top of that, this type of games carries a lot of pressure.
“But we did well in keeping them at bay and hitting them on the counter-attack to add a second despite our numerical disadvantage.”
Inter are now nine points clear at the top of the league standings. Next up for Jose Mourinho’s men is a trip to Emilia Romagna to face Parma.