Inter Legend Riccardo Ferri: “If Gagliardini Scores The Game Takes A Different Turn”

Inter Legend Riccardo Ferri: “If Gagliardini Scores The Game Takes A Different Turn”
June 25, 2020 17:30
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Riccardo Ferri has shared his belief that last night’s match could have panned out differently had Roberto Gagliardini finished the chance he missed.

With Inter 2-1 up, the ball fell to Gagliardini in front of an open net just a few yards out and rather than put it away the Italian midfielder somehow managed to cannon the ball off the bar and miss.

This miss came back to haunt Inter as Sassuolo would score next. Inter then scored again but their lead was short lived as Sassuolo responded soon after and this meant the points were shared between the two sides.

“It is not so much that second half went wrong but more the first half. Until the 34th minute, when Biraghi shot, Inter had never had a shot on goal,” Ferri explained during an interview with Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset earlier on today.

“In the second half, however, Inter really created a lot. Gagliardini’s miss that hit the crossbar is emblematic. If he had scored, Inter would have gone on 3-1 up and the game would have taken a different turn.”

Ferri, who spent 13 years at Inter, then went on to insist that Inter must learn how to manage being in the lead in matches with them having failed to kill games off several times throughout this season.

“A team that is ahead must know how to manage it. They must have the ability to keep the ball. In the end, there remains a great regret for what happened.”

By Cammy Anderson
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