On the field he gave everything for his team but, at the end of the match, former Inter defender Trent Sainsbury showed genuine remorse for the Nerazzurri’s relegation to the Europa League.
The Australian who was one of the best performers on the pitch for PSV spoke to FcInterNews.it, and sent a message full of positivity to Spalletti’s team.
Of course you are happy for PSV’s performance, but are you disappointed for your former fans?
“Yes, absolutely. I wanted to do well for my new club but I still have affection for Inter. I was hoping that both clubs could take something positive from tonight, but that does not always happen in football.”
Did you expect such a contest?
“We came expecting a difficult clash against an opponent who was desperately looking for victory, and who would be supported by amazing fans. In that case, I think we showed our worth as a team tonight.”
Did you get the impression that Inter were satisfied with a draw?
“Yes, at a certain point I thought that the Nerazzurri had taken their foot off the accelerator – perhaps because they were aware of the advantage they held at that time over Tottenham. However, once they learned of the equalizer in Spain, they began to push again and tried to bring the result home.”
What does Inter mean to you?
“Firstly, they will always be ‘Inter’ – a great club. They also have a fantastic coach and a squad full of talent. I wish them all the best.”