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Conte hails key Inter character after victory against Spezia

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Antonio Conte was impressed with his side’s display after Inter claimed another three points following a 2-1 victory over Spezia.

Antonio Conte says he is pleased with his side’s consistency in their results and displays over the past few weeks.

Inter Milan recorded their sixth successive Serie A win with a 2-1 victory over Spezia on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Hakimi and Lukaku were enough to seal all three points and maintain pressure on table-toppers AC Milan who also claimed a win of their own.

Six wins from their last six means Antonio Conte and company are currently the most in-form side in Serie A.

The Italian boss welcomes a much-needed trait that could help them a great deal in the title race.

“This is our sixth consecutive Serie A victory and we welcome this kind of consistency, as it allows us to stay in the top spots of the table,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.

“We knew today could be complicated, as Spezia are well-organised, tried to close up the spaces and go on the counter with some very quick strikers.”

“We didn’t allow them much, but also didn’t create enough in the first half either. It was nonetheless a good victory, especially considering it is our ninth game in a row playing every three days. There’s one left before the break, there is some fatigue and there’s no point denying that, but we have to grit our teeth and see it through.”

Serie A has one more game left in mid-week before a break until January and, Conte says he is focused on ending the first half of the campaign on a high.

“We need to finish this run of 10 games, then it’s right to sit down with the club and make some evaluations, with intelligence and calm, to understand what we need to do and don’t have to do.”

Inter will fancy their chances at a seventh successive victory when they travel to Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi to face Verona on Wednesday.