My tribe

Inter Milan coach Mancini: PSV win no friendly

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini was delighted with his players' application in last night's 1-0 win at PSV Eindhoven.

"This was certainly not a friendly. It was in the Champions League and PSV still had some chance of qualifying," said Mancini, who saw Julio Cruz hit the only goal of the game.

With so many players injured or suspended, Mancio opted for Julio Cruz, Hernan Crespo and David Suazo upfront.

"The trident went pretty well, as they moved around, helped each other and created chances. Obviously it can improve with time."

This match allowed long-term injury cases like Marco Materazzi and Crespo to regain their fitness.

"Materazzi was able to stay on the field for 90 minutes. After 70 he got a little tired, but he grit his teeth and did well," explained Mancini.

"Crespo also needs to play. He has games sometimes where nothing seems to be going his way, but then when he breaks that deadlock you can't stop him."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?