Luciano Spalletti was overjoyed with Roma’s "deserved" SuperCoppa win and believes his side can challenge Inter throughout the season.
The Nerazzurri had won the last two editions of this competition but instead Roma celebrate their second Super Cup.
"I don’t know about the statistics, but I am on the bench and these players go out on to the field. They deserved to win it by fighting for every ball and playing better. I don’t think anyone can deny that," said the coach. "We knew that Inter were a great squad and we were under pressure at times, but deserved the victory."
Ludovic Giuly and David Suazo wasted golden opportunities, so it was down to Daniele De Rossi penalty to decide the 1-0 result.
"Inter have incredible potential, but we are in there and will challenge. Our players listen to me, work hard and can bring out performances like this."
The party at San Siro was a particularly happy one, as Roma had last played here for the Coppa Italia Final – which they also won against Inter – back in May.
MATCH REPORT: [Roma first to celebrate].
Source: C4 Football Italia