Benitez: "Gradual improvement"


"Twente are a tough team. We had a few difficulties in the first half but then we did better"

ENSCHEDE - Rafael Benitez told Sky Sport Italia about the progress Inter are making after Tuesday night's 2-2 Champions League draw against Twente.

"I think the team is improving," he said. "It was a difficult match in the first half but we saw some improvements in the second half and we did well. Twente are a tough team, they created problems for us at times but the boys managed to do well. They have three or four very tall players and it wasn't easy, and they also have intensity. We suffered a bit.

"We are trying to press higher but sometimes we're still having a few difficulties, so we risked a few counter-attacks. But as I said, things went much better in the second half and the team continues to improve. We're still at the start, but we're already seeing some improvements.

"I'm very pleased with Milito. He did well. He did the job I asked him to do. Pandev? He turned his knee, we'll see how he is tomorrow."

When asked to comment on the latest remarks made by José Mourinho, the Inter coach replied: "After a game it's better to concentrate on the match rather than think about what this or that person said."

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