Sulley Muntari scored his third goal of the season last night, as Inter dispatched Coppa Italia finalists Lazio 2-0 at the San Siro to move ten points clear at the top of the Serie A table.
But there was controversy too, as the crowd jeered the players, most notably striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after a poor first half display.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The fans are fundamental and we would like to have their support at all times, not only when we play well and win, but also when we are struggling,Ã¢â‚¬Â Muntari told the Inter Channel.
The result ended InterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s three-game winless streak and virtually crushed any hopes of a comeback from second-placed local rivals Milan, who play away at Catania this afternoon.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We want to reach our objective as soon as possible,Ã¢â‚¬Â noted the ex-Portsmouth player.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We wanted these three points to relax a little and I now hope the fans will do too.Ã¢â‚¬Â
InterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next meeting will be a trip to relegation-haunted Chievo Verona next Sunday.
Vince Masiello, Goal.com