Inter club captain and number one goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has shared his belief that Real Madrid won as a result of the mistakes made by Inter during the match.
The visiting Los Blancos took an early lead via an Eden Hazard penalty and doubled their lead in the second half through second half substitute Rodrygo, who was only on the pitch for a matter of seconds before scoring.
“The game firstly went wrong with the penalty and then the sending off,” he explained in an interview with European football’s governing body UEFA’s official broadcaster UEFA TV following the full time whistle at San Siro.
He then went on to discuss how difficult it was to play with one man less for much of the game after central midfielder Arturo Vidal was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession for dissent.
“We tried our best but when we were left without a man it became too difficult. Unfortunately we made mistakes and we were punished. Today Real won due to our mistakes.
“Even when Vidal was sent off we continued to play, at least we tried to. Having one less man makes a difference, especially against a team that knows how to move the ball well and manage the game. We tried and we did our best.”
In conclusion, the veteran Slovenian shot-stopper, who is out of contract at the end of this season, was asked whether there is still hope that qualification for the next round can be achieved despite the situation they find themselves in.
“Yes, but now it is tough, the situation is not the best.”