Inter and Bayer meet in Germany for their Europa League quarterfinal tonight.
“I liked not conceding goals, as that is always a good starting point," replied Handanovic in his press conference.
“The team was always solid apart from the first 20-25 minutes, when they came out really pressing us all over the pitch.
“As time went on and we kept keeping clean sheets, we gained confidence and self-belief. That charges you up and you feel stronger when defending.
“We also changed system, but the truth is sometimes it just goes your way. A while back, for instance, we'd regularly concede goals even when we were playing well. That has changed."