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Skriniar turns up Napoli heat

Inter defender Milan Skriniar has turned up the heat on Serie A rivals Napoli. “We also have a chance of finishing second…”

Inter have a five-point cushion in third place and are just seven behind Napoli, with both sides due to face off on May 19.

“I think it’ll be a very important game that both teams absolutely will go out to win,” Skriniar told Sky Sport Italia.

“If we win, we’ll go nine points clear of the Giallorossi. Dzeko is strong, I’ve always said it.

“Physically he’s really strong and he has a great shot with both feet: we have to be careful and focused.

“Milan dropped so many points, but they’ve recovered. We messed up against Lazio, a match we could’ve won, but it’s passed and we’re looking forward.

“When I go on to the field I always try to give my best. We’re all sticking together. This is the time to stay focused and we must show we’re a team, that we’re a strong group, made up of strong men.

“Everyone’s objective is the Champions League. After that, we want to improve on our position from last season.

“We’re third but we also have a chance of finishing second as we still have to face Napoli.”

Inter trail Juventus by 24 points going into the final six games of the season, so what are the Nerazzurri missing to be Scudetto contenders?

“A lot this season, but from next year we want to fight to stay high, where Inter deserve to be,” asserted the Slovak.

“We’ve all improved defensively. I feel great with Stefan [de Vrij], plus we’re also roommates.

“Samuel really was a wall, but it makes me happy and confident that these comparisons are also made by the fans.”

Finally, he was asked whether he was prepared to be a point of reference for the Beneamata in years to come.

“I’m ready.”

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