“We must always start from scratch in every game and work hard, because if we don’t keep that solid mentality, we won’t do well,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“The team had the right attitude, worked as a team, pressed high and the forwards helped out in defence too. That kind of approach is more often than not rewarded with the result.
“The most satisfying thing was to see the 70,000 in the stadium today applauding and pleased with our performance. They put their faith in us last season and continued to come, showing their love for the club colours and waiting for us to deliver.
“Football doesn’t change all that much. If you keep possession and are comfortable on the ball, that is the fundamental thing. It takes pressure off our defence, causes problems for the opposition tactics and gives us the chance to find the quality in the individuals.
“If you score at the end of a period of good possession, that’s just even better.”
Inter rotated the squad ahead of the Champions League clash with Barcelona, but Gagliardini and Joao Mario made their mark.
“When I left Gagliardini out against Lazio, he was clearly disappointed. He is off the Champions League squad list too, but he showed how much he wants to help the team and give his contribution.
“If Gagliardini had come to training with that disappointment and lowered his head, then he wouldn’t have performed like this. He was rewarded for his professionalism and we have several players like that, most evidently Joao Mario, but also Dalbert who did well today.
“Dalbert can get anxious and make mistakes with the easiest of moves, but I am glad he had a strong performance today and I hope that’ll help.”