Inter-Lecce: Arnautovic’s backheel assist in ‘difficult’ moment – video
Marko Arnautovic admits his assist for Nicolò Barella came at a ‘difficult’ moment for him...
Marko Arnautovic admits his assist for Nicolò Barella came at a ‘difficult’ moment for him and admits the Nerazzurri ‘don’t care’ about second-placed Juventus.
The Austria international started against Lecce on Saturday evening, replacing the injured Lautaro Martinez. He missed a goal in the first half but delivered a stunning backheel assist for Nicolò Barella, who doubled Inter‘s lead in the second half.
All Inter players rushed to hug Arnautovic and the experienced forward appreciated it.
“They know I am in a difficult moment, we speak every day. I started [the season] with an assist, but then I remained six weeks out,” he told DAZN.
“It’s been difficult to recover, but now I am getting close to my best. They see it, they talk to me every day, but it’s not an easy moment. I can only thank the club, my teammates and the fans.”
Even Inter supporters continued supporting Arnautovic after that first-half error.
“That’s what they do, and that’s why we must give our all for this club because fans do the same in the stands.”
Inter have now restored their four-point lead over Juventus, but Arnautovic is not concerned about the Nerazzurri’s opponents.
“We don’t care about Juventus. We focus on ourselves and then we’ll see,” he said.
“Lautaro and Dimarco are phenomenal footballers, so we must try to do anything possible [to replace them].”
When will he score at San Siro?
“I don’t know, I always try. Right now, it’s difficult. The keeper did well, but we won, and this is what counts.”