Inter Wingback Matteo Darmian: “We Started Season With Three Points Like We Wanted But Have To Be Better At Killing Games Off” | OneFootball

Inter Wingback Matteo Darmian: “We Started Season With Three Points Like We Wanted But Have To Be Better At Killing Games Off”

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Inter wingback Matteo Darmian is happy with a winning start to the season even though he feels that the team must get better at controlling matches and not letting them go to the final seconds like their Serie A opener against Lecce.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, the 32-year-old gave the view that the Nerazzurri deserved their victory against Lecce but needed to make it more straightforward, while he emphasized that his role is to contribute to the team whatever position he plays in rather than having one role.

Inter needed every second they got to get the better of newly-promoted Lecce, going ahead within a couple minutes but then being pegged back by an equalizer, and only finding a way through again at the very end.

The team can’t always rely on this kind of late drama if they don’t get better at managing matches, and so will work on this going forward.

“We wanted to start with a win, it only came right at the end, but based on what we created during the game I think it was deserved,” Darmian said.

“So we take the three points but we also know that we can and must improve,” he continued. “We’ll work on it during the week, and then Sunday after Sunday we’ll be ready.”

“We know that the matches must be killed off,” Darmian went on, “especially ones like on Saturday, which can be determined by episodes, which could be a free-kick or a corner kick.”

He admitted that “We had to be more concrete. We’ll certainly try to kill games off earlier so that we don’t risk the result like we did on Saturday.”

Asked about what his best role is considering his positional versatility, Darmian said that “My role is to work, improve day by day, and always give the coach a difficult decision to make. And then, when called upon, to give my contribution.”

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