Alexis Sanchez has issued a rallying cry to Inter supporters after he missed a costly penalty in yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at Sampdoria.

The Chilean international saw his spot-kick saved by Emil Audero inside the opening 15 minutes at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, an error which then proved fatal following goals from ex-Nerazzurri players Antonio Candreva and Keita Balde.

Sanchez has now missed eight out of 12 penalties taken in his professional career and came in for criticism from supporters today.

Responding on Instagram, the former Manchester United forward said: “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life and as a footballer.

“I’ve won and lost finals.

“My team-mates have always trusted me.

“If you want to win you have to take risks and not be afraid of making mistakes.

“That’s how I’ve won almost everything in my career.

“Let’s keep our heads up because this 2021 has only just started.

“Give me the ball and I’ll make you win!”

Antonio Conte’s side missed the chance to go top of Serie A yesterday because AC Milan lost to Juventus in the evening’s match at San Siro.

Inter will attempt to get back to winning ways on Sunday when they face high-flying Roma in a crunch match at the Stadio Olimpico.

They will then face Juventus before finishing the first half of the league season at Udinese.


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