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Inter Milan boss Conte hits out at Capello after defeat of Napoli

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte hit out at Fabio Capello after victory over Napoli.

Conte was unhappy with Capello's description of his team as 'counter attacking specialists'.

“I don't think Inter defended and went on the counter, as we tried to press Napoli right on the edge of their own area for the whole game," replied Conte.

“I hear people always saying we play counter-attacking football, but this is a side that knows what it has to do every time it is in possession.

“We play knowing full well everything we have to do at any moment of the match. Fortunately, our opponents respect us more than the media seem to. People say we win away because we defend deep and go on the counter, but that is certainly not our approach."

Conte also defended two-goal Romelu Lukaku, he added: "I heard people say Lukaku was a donkey… I heard all sorts not even that long ago! It's easy to speak highly of Lukaku now, but if we look back to a few weeks ago…

“I always said Romelu was a rough diamond that needed work to smooth him out. Lautaro Martinez is the same. These lads are 26 and 22 years old, they are still young.

“I wanted Romelu very strongly when I was at Chelsea, even back at Juventus. I wanted him, now I can get to work on polishing the diamond."

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