In an interview with Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset, Inter manager Antonio Conte shared his disappointment following his side’s 3-2 defeat away to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
“Is the Champions League a level too high for us? I don’t think so, no. I think that more than anything there are limits numerically in the squad to play in both Serie A and Champions League,” he began.
“We made some incredible mistakes, but I also find it difficult to say something to the players because so many of them are playing all the time. It bothers me to lose the game after playing how we did in the first half.
“When you have these disappointments, all the work is cancelled out. I’m not making any requests to the club. We are who we are and must go into battle like this.
“We will make our assessments but I must say that we made a mistake in terms of planning this season. We are in an emergency situation with just three injured players, other teams have injuries but nobody notices. I have realised that we need to prepare ourselves for a tough year, we need to improve and get stuck into it.
He concluded by speaking on one of the limitations of the team.
“We have a group of players, who aside from Diego Godin, have won nothing. There are some difficult situations which we have to face but who do we ask? Barella who we signed from Cagliari? Sensi who we signed from Sassuolo?
“I will always thank the players because they are giving their soul. We must not let our position in the league mask the problems that exist.”