“I complimented my players because, even though we lost, this game demonstrates the work we are doing. The two red cards didn’t weaken us, we were proactive and I know that in the last few minutes we created some danger.” That is how Udinese’s coach Andrea Stramaccioni opened when interviewed by Sky after the defeat against Inter.
“A game of unfortunate incidents, everything went wrong, but we don’t let this weigh us down because we were applauded and this is also the sport. We turn the page, we are proving to be growing. The penalty for Inter? Danilo swept him away after shot Kovacic, for me there is no penalty. I complimented Rocchi. I criticized only the red card given to Badu: an experienced referee, at such a time, maybe he could have avoided it and reprimanded him. The boys are full of adrenaline and there will be a word or so coming out, but Badu was definitely wrong. But even the first yellow for Domizzi was a little rushed. There are referees who interpret the protest in a way, even teaching a younger player. Badu made a mistake and we ended up being nine. Beyond this, an important performance: 11 against 11 it was a balanced match, then we suffered with 9 player, but with Perica and Kone we could have equalized.”
Then he also spoke on individuals: “Allan? In the first half Hernanes caused problems for us, then I moved him to the middle and he was limited. This is a defeat that builds for the future. Di Natale? An important player, I congratulate him on behalf of all the fans.”
Inter: “I’m in Serie A and I owe it to them and I’ll always thank them. Stankovic to them? No, Dejan is doing a great job here. Maybe I will set him free in 5-6 years considering he has a Nerazzurri heart.”