Inter midfielder Matias Vecino wants to focus on the challenges to come after the Nerazzurri drew with Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League encounter earlier this evening.

Speaking to Inter TV after the match, the 30-year-old gave his immediate reaction to a match in which his side defended well but were not able to create as much in attack as they have done in recent matches, and played out a goalless stalemate which was just about deserved.

The Nerazzurri will have known that Roberto De Zerbi’s Shakhtar side are not easy opposition, and they approached their match against the Ukrainians with a caution not seen in some of their recent matches.

Inzaghi’s team were controlled in possession and also allowed their opponents to have the ball for long spells, and the result was a contest which saw each side fail to find the back of the net from a few decent opportunities, and each take their first point of this season’s group stage.

“We knew what their game was, they try to stretch you to find space,” Vecino said. “Too bad we couldn’t find the goal to change the game. We now have four games where we play for everything.”

He went on, “In my opinion, you have to manage the timing of the match, they are good at making you lose your shape and they make you run a lot. Certainly sometimes we could have lowered the pace of the game better.:

He concluded, “We had the opportunities and I hope that we will be back to scoring from the next one. When you play away from home you must always try not to lose, now we will face them in our stadium and we will certainly have an advantage.”