BALTIMORE - "I am very happy for the work of the team. We did everything we wanted to do and did well". Rafael Benitez is pleased with the entire squod for the winning debut that takes in Milan the 14th edition of the Pirelli Cup thanks to 3-0 over Manchester City.
"We have 34 players - continues Inter's coach - tonight all had space (Inter used tonight 20 on 21 playes) and those who did not play today, will take the field in the coming matches. I am very happy for Obinna and Biraghi that, even if he's left footed, has achieved a great goal from his right one. We are very happy for the affection of all the fans, we think we have given them some good football and our aim is to do well in the coming matches".
It then goes on to analyze the opponent defeated by Inter this evening at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore: "Manchester City played a good game. They have implemented an aggressive tactic, and this is worth for Inter because is always better to win, even in friendly matches. We were well disposed on the field, we started in the right way and after been in eleven against ten we have been able to exploit the situation".
"Balotelli did not play because he has a muscle problem - Benitez finally responds to those who asked for explanations on the non-use of the striker - I don't know the vicissitudes of the market, I only coach at Inter."