Former Inter midfielder Broja Valero has praised the Nerazzurri’s effort to hold onto a point with ten men against Sampdoria at the Marassi earlier today.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, as reported by FCInter1908, the 36-year-old spoke about the toughness shown by Simone Inzaghi’s men to hold out against Sampdoria despite a man disadvantage after Stefano Sensi went off injured.
The Nerazzurri showed fatigue throughout the Serie A clash at the Marassi, but especially in the second half the tiredness was evident, and Sensi suffered an injury which will be a worry given his history, and which eventually required him to leave the pitch.
Despite the undoubted disappointment that the team and supporters will feel at only having taken a point after starting strongly and taking the lead twice against difficult opposition, Valero emphasizes that they should still be pleased at having shown the grit and determination to not go home empty-handed given the circumstances.
“It is not easy to finish a match like today’s,” the Spaniard said, “between Sensi’s injury and the tiredness of other players, even thinking ahead to Wednesday’s match [against Real Madrid]. There will be many thoughts in their heads to do well against Real Madrid right away, and the, the next match in the league.”