Inter's Joao Miranda Hails Impact of New Manager Luciano Spalletti After Chelsea Win

Saturday July 29th, 2017

Internazionale centre back Joao Miranda has heaped praise on his new manager Luciano Spalletti and the effect that his tactics have had on his side's performances.

Miranda's interview came shortly after a 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Chelsea, where a goal from Ivan Perisic was followed by Stevan Jovetic making it 2-0 at the end of the first half. A bizarre own goal from Geoffrey Kondogbia reduced the deficit but the Blues were unable to make a full comeback.

After the relatively comfortable win for the Serie A outfit against strong opposition, the defender seemed in high spirits about the direction of the team.

Stanley Chou/GettyImages

“It’s a good sensation and winning is always important,” Miranda told Mediaset Premium (via Football Italia).

“The team is playing good football and now we want to do well in Serie A so we can qualify for the Champions League.


“Spalletti is a great Coach and we are doing what he asks of us: we play well now and control the game.”

Despite a good performance, the moment of the match came when defensive midfielder Kondogbia scored an outrageous 45 yard own goal.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.