Antonio Conte has expressed that Inter Milan midfielder Nico Barella’s injury has him worried.
The star man has been Inter’s best player this season. Plus, Inter are already injury plagued.
“I really hope Barella doesn’t have anything particularly serious,” Conte said to DAZN after goals from Lautaro Martinez, Stefan de Vrij and Romelu Lukaku saw off Torino and brought Inter back to within a point of leader Juventus.
“Barella has grown exponentially over the last four months. He is a very important player for us and we can only hope the test results are not too bad. He’s a warrior and I hope he’s back on the pitch soon.
“The emergency situation unfortunately continues but we can only thank our players for all their efforts, and we will continue to give more than our best.
“The players are really sacrificing themselves and can see the fruits of their labour. They have spent hours on the pitch and in the video room.”
The coach was however very happy with Inter’s clean sheet.
“I’m especially happy for the players who are getting big results, but the thing that makes me happiest is not conceding,” Conte added.
“It was a good defensive performance and that is very important because we know that if we can be tight at the back then we are in good shape as we will score sooner or later.”