Former Inter defender Massimo Paganin believes the Nerazzurri deserve credit for their performance, despite falling to a 3-2 defeat to Juventus in Serie A yesterday.
A controversial match saw Inter take the lead through a Romelu Lukaku penalty, before Cristiano Ronaldo equalised after scoring a rebound from a spot kick of his own. Juan Cuadrado went on to score a brace, either side of a Giorgio Chiellini own goal, to win the game, but his second was a contentious late penalty.
Appearing as a guest on InterTV yesterday, Paganin argued that the Nerazzurri could take heart from their display and was evidence of their improvement as a team this season.
“Today’s match will make the Nerazzurri grow, and they have proved they are mature and strong. Inter had personality, especially in the second half, they could only have a better approach,” Paganin claimed.
The ex-Vicenza defender felt that the hosts had benefitted from the decisions at the Allianz Stadium, whilst Inter had played better.
“Ultimately, the Juventus goals are the result of a lot of incidents, while the Milanese have moved much more,” he concluded.
Paganin joined Inter from Brescia in 1993 and went on to make 107 appearances for the Nerazzurri, winning the UEFA Cup in his debut season, before moving on to Bologna in 1997.