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Inter Milan coach Conte pleased with 2-goal Hakimi for Bologna win

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte was pleased with two-goal Achraf Hakimi after their 3-1 defeat of Bologna.

The Nerazzurri swept Bologna aside 3-1 at San Siro with a Romelu Lukaku strike and brace from wing-back Hakimi, consolidating second place in Serie A.

“The Bologna goal for 2-1 was unexpected and we certainly have to do better, because in other situations we left games open that we had been dominating," Conte told DAZN.

“Let's not forget we had a horrible experience with Bologna in July, when we missed a penalty and managed to lose 2-1 against a side down to 10 men. With that in mind, we were more determined and focused this evening.

“The lads are beginning to learn, if we don't keep maximum concentration, we run risks and concede avoidable goals."

The coach added on Hakimi: “This lad is 20 years old and had just two seasons at Dortmund, where they play a much less tactical style of football. Haki is working hard, he has realised the difference between playing in Italy and Germany, where the opponents don't study you as much, where they don't identify your characteristics as precisely.

“I think he is in the right team and with the right coach to become one of the best in the world in his role. It will require a lot of work, but I'm very happy, because this type of performance will boost his confidence, whereas errors in the past might've dented his self-belief. He needs a balance, it's going to be a process and I am glad he got this personal satisfaction of a brace."

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