Inter wing-back Matteo Darmian has admitted that he and his team are regretful of their Champions League group stage opener at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Inter took a deserved lead but failed to build on that and would concede two goals to the Bundesliga outfit, the latter of which came with only a few minutes left.
Romelu Lukaku however managed to rescue a point for Inter right at the death with his second goal of the game.
“I think we had a good game, everyone’s performance was there. We went out on the pitch with the right determination, it was immediately evident,” he explained in an interview with Inter’s official club broadcaster Inter TV, following the match.
“We found ourselves down by a goal, but we were good at recovering. We certainly have regret about the result because we wanted to win, but we have to continue as we are doing and go ahead already thinking about the next one.”
He was then asked how he found making his first appearance for Inter in a competition like the Champions League.
“Certainly there was a bit of emotion, making my debut with this shirt at San Siro in the Champions League is something beautiful and exciting.
“But once the referee blew the whistle the emotion disappeared. I did my best to try to win the game, unfortunately we drew.”
The 36-time Italian national team representative then went on to discuss Inter’s Champions League group, which also contains Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk.
He also looked ahead to Inter’s next match which comes this weekend away to Genoa in Serie A.
“We knew from the beginning that the group was tough and very balanced. We wanted to start well because we know that in the Champions League, points are important.
“Now we have to think about the next match right away, we don’t have much time to prepare for it but we must be ready because the league is also very important.”