Inter Coach Antonio Conte: “We’re Paying A Heavy Price For Not Killing Games Off”

Inter Coach Antonio Conte: “We’re Paying A Heavy Price For Not Killing Games Off”
June 25, 2020 09:30
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Following interviews with media outlets, Inter manager Antonio Conte spoke to the gathered media in a press conference at San Siro following Inter’s crazy 3-3 draw at home to Sassuolo.

Inter found themselves behind just a few minutes after the game began but managed to get to the half time interval 2-1 ahead.

Rather than kill the game off, Sassuolo ended up drawing level with 10 minutes left to go. Inter scored soon after via Borja Valero and looked set to pick up the three points but moments later Sassuolo equalised again and ensured the points were shared.

“I think we deserved much more considering how much we created, I don’t recall any Samir Handanovic saves,” he began the press conference.

He was then asked about Inter’s inability to kill the game off despite having more than enough chances through the game to have won comfortably.

“It’s something we keep repeating and are paying a heavy price for it. I am very disappointed and so are the lads. When you play this type of game and put so much into it, you have the chance to win despite the difficulties in the key area of midfield, you have to take home the three points. We didn’t do that, it’s disappointing and troubling.”

He was then asked about what can be done in order for this to stop happening in the future, at least as regularly as it has been as of late.

“There are situations where we need to score goals and we are paying for these naïve errors. We had the chances to finish it and we didn’t. I don’t know what more we can do other than keep working.”

He concluded by being asked whether or not the heat played a factor in things panning out how they did and gave an overall opinion on his team’s performance.

“Today [yesterday] was very hot but it depends on the characteristics of those who are on the pitch. I am happy with the performance, we’ve got to be more careful when it comes to the details. That is where we can grow and improve.”

By Cammy Anderson
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