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Sommer praises Inter Milan’s ‘beautiful’ defense following Derby d’Italia draw

Yann Sommer asserts that securing a “good point” away to Juventus is noteworthy as he confesses that playing with Inter’s defense is “beautiful.”

The opening goal at the Allianz Juventus Stadium in Turin this evening was scored by Dusan Vlahovic, but Lautaro Martinez equalized before half-time, resulting in the eventual 1-1 draw.

“In the second half you could see both teams didn’t want to take too many risks, they were compact, solid, more or less no chances from both sides,” Sommer told DAZN.

“We conceded the goal first and it’s difficult against a team like Juventus that is so defensively strong. It is good that we got the equaliser straight away and in the end it’s a good point for us.”

Inter was without key defenders Benjamin Pavard and Alessandro Bastoni, but they maintained their spotless defensive record. The Swiss keeper has already enjoyed eight clean sheets in 13 Serie A matches.

“I have to say as a goalkeeper it’s beautiful to play behind a block like we have. When you have a lot of high-level games in a season, it is key to concede few goals. You saw today, it was a tactical game, not a lot of chances.

“It’s amazing how much we communicate, how compact we are and for me as a goalkeeper it’s wonderful.”

Sommer also contributed going forward, as his long ball sparked the move for the Lautaro Martinez and Inter equalizer.

“They didn’t make too much pressure on me, so I had time to see which option was the best one. After that, you can see the quality we have upfront with one and two touches.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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