Spalletti happy with Inter-Napoli stalemate

Luciano Spalletti

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti was proud of his side’s performance in Saturday's 0-0 draw with league leaders Napoli.

The result ends Napoli’s perfect start to the season, but both sides remain undefeated and top of the Serie A standings after Juventus suffered defeat to Lazio.

"These players deserve compliments because you keep telling us we are fortunate – and we are happy about that – but my real fortune is that I get to work with these players," Spalletti said.

"We played a very good game tonight, but it could also have been played better. Napoli did very well, as at times it feels like you are playing against aliens, as they do everything one-touch football and flick it up, over, behind. They have this possession and high-paced football.

"We are learning, but have already made important steps forward and frankly could've won it.

"We suffered on a couple of occasions, but bring home a valuable result, knowing we could've done better. We have to assimilate quickly because it's a real fight to be up there in the top four."