Inter loanee Andrea Pinamonti was delighted with his late brace that edged out Scudetto contenders Napoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne thought they had a convincing lead but little did Partenopei Expect a majestic collapse in the final ten minutes. Lian Henderson halved Napoli’s lead in the 80th minuteth minute before Pinamonti scored a quick brace just before the final whistle.
His two goals meant Napoli failed to close the gap on parent club Inter, who are two points behind leaders Milan with a game in hand.
Speaking to DAZN, Pinamonti expressed his delight after handing his team the win in his post-match press conference, but was unaware of the implications for the three-way title race.
“I don’t care who I score against, the most important thing was to win. You can only be excited after a game like that, a brace and three points that are really worth a lot. There’s no shortage of emotion,” he said (via FCInterNews).
When asked about his future and whether his contribution to match-winning is a turning point in his career, the young forward wasn’t afraid to confirm it.
He said: “Definitely yes, now I can say it because I’m happy with what I’m doing. I’m happy, I’m calm and things are starting to show on the pitch. But I don’t want to think about anything, I just want to party with my teammates in the dressing room.”
The 22-year-old forward returns to Inter after a season’s loan at Empoli in the summer Nerazzurri The contract does not expire until the summer of 2024.
The Tuscan club have secured security ahead of the 2022/23 season as they sit 14thth th place with 37 points, 12 points clear of the next relegation zone.
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