De Boer pleased with Inter progress

The Nerazzurri have managed to put together a two-game winning streak since their shock Europa League defeat against Hapoel Be’er Sheva under the Dutchman’s guidance

Frank de Boer has put down Inter’s strong response to their shock Europa League defeat against Hapoel Be’er Sheva to his players getting a better grip of his philosophy.

In the six days since the 2-0 reverse to the Israeli champions at San Siro, the Milan club have beaten Serie A champions Juventus and won comfortably at Empoli on Wednesday.

Speaking after the latter victory, De Boer – who took over the Inter reins in the summer – explained that his charges are starting to adapt to his methods better.

“What has changed from the Europa League match? My players,” he said in quotes reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I’ve been coaching this group for only a month, and players are assimilating my methods and are beginning to understand what I want from them.

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“Ours is a project that cannot be implemented within days and requires a lot of energy. Over time, you will see it bear fruits.”

“It was a good match [against Empoli,” he added. “After the two goals, we did well to control it, despite a small decline in the second half.

“That was only natural after spending so much energy against Juventus [on Sunday].

“The attitude, however, was the right one and I am glad to see that the boys have the same philosophy as the coach. This is important.”