Juventus legend and World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero has shared that he expected to see Inter manager Antonio Conte make substitutions earlier on than he did in Inter’s UEFA Champions League group stage match at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.
The former Italian national team manager never made a substitution until the 68th minute against the Ukrainian giants, who Inter had to beat in order to stand any chance of progression in the competition.
By the end of the game Conte used the other four substitutes available to him but his changes did not have the desired effect as Inter failed to score and they drew 0-0, which confirmed their exit from the competition.
“I expected the substitutions to be made earlier in order to give a shock. The start of the second half was like the end of the first, there was little personality,” he explained whilst present in the studios of Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia late last night.
Del Piero then went on to state what he believes Inter must do in order to improve on the success of last season: “Not even winning the Coppa Italia could satisfy Inter after this elimination. To improve on last year they just need to win the Scudetto.”
In conclusion he shared his thoughts on Inter manager Antonio Conte and Inter’s performance in the match.
“Conte in these situations sees everything black, talking to him becomes difficult. The disappointment that we show and that there is around the final result does not mean that Inter played badly, but they could have done better.”