Inter supervisor Luciano Spalletti praised opponents Benevento, regardless of seeing his facet put six previous the Serie B group to advance to the Coppa Italia quarter-final.
The Nerazzurri went forward within the recreation after simply three minutes because of Mauro Icardi’s penalty, as Antonio Candreva made probably the most of a sort out by Luca Antei to permit the Argentinian to smash house.
Candreva and Dalbert made it three, earlier than Lautaro Martinez’s brace, coupled with a late second for Candreva, sealed a snug victory for Spalletti’s facet.
Regardless of the scoreline, Spalletti was impressed by Benevento’s utility and strategy to the sport, suggesting that his facet felt threatened all through the sport.
“I advised (Benevento coach Cristian) Bucchi after the ultimate whistle that he must be pleased with that efficiency,” Spalletti mentioned on Inter TV, as quoted by Football Italia.
“Once we went 4-Zero up, there was the danger they might cease taking part in and our perspective was certainly one of assuming it was over, however they consistently pushed ahead to harass us off the ball. It was an actual recreation and a tough one.”
Performed in entrance of no house supporters, on account of Inter’s stadium ban because of racist chants directed in direction of Kalidou Koulibaly of their final Serie A match towards Napoli, Spalletti was happy with the way in which his facet carried out.
“I praise my group, as a result of they proved themselves very skilled of their strategy through the week constructing as much as it,” the Italian added.
“There’s the danger of getting distracted and embarrassed, the way in which we had been final yr, so this result’s a step ahead. I was impressed with the gamers who haven’t been on the sphere as a lot this season, akin to Andrea Ranocchia, Daniele Padelli, Antonio Candreva and Roberto Gagliardini.”