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Inzaghi hails Inter as a ‘real team’ after spirited Coppa Italia triumph

Simone Inzaghi at Inter
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The cup holders moved a step closer to a second straight title by booking a spot in next month’s final.

Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi praised his side for playing like a ‘real team’ on Wednesday by overcoming Juventus to reach the Coppa Italia final.

Federico Dimarco’s first-half goal settled the second leg of the semi-final tie in Inter’s favor. The Nerazzurri won 1-0 at San Siro, sealing a 2-1 aggregate triumph.

“It was an intense match from start to finish, we deserved to reach the final,” Inzaghi told Mediaset.

“We are very happy, we wanted to return to Rome [to the Stadio Olimpico for the May 24 final].”

On the performance of his players, Inzaghi added: “They were very good, they had a great race tonight. We did not lose a yard against a strong team, we have remained united and compact, [and] we have been a real team.

“Whoever entered played his part. I take away many excellent points.”

Inter will face either the winner of Thursday’s second-leg semi-final game between Fiorentina and Cremonese.

For now, Inzaghi’s side will switch their focus back to Serie A. They will visit second-placed Lazio on Sunday, hoping to improve on their sixth position in the standings.