Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi is disappointed with the circumstances which saw his team fall to a 3-1 defeat against Lazio, but he believes that they must move on quickly.
Speaking in a press conference after the match, as reported by FCInterNews, he Nerazzurri boss emphasized the importance of taking the positives from the occasion and not dwelling on the negative feelings following the result.
Inter will barely have time to catch their breath after this evening’s defeat, and they must immediately prepare to host Sheriff Tiraspol at the Giuseppe Meazza, where they will be desperate for a win to get their Champions League group stage campaign back on track.
Now that the team are back from the international break, there will be little let-up in the pace of the fixtures, and Inzaghi is determined to see his players pick their heads up after the disappointment against Lazio so that they can approach the coming challenges in the best way.
On the Biancocelesti’s second goal he said, “Bad luck would have it that when Lautaro went to shoot he did not realize that Dimarco was on the ground. There we lost the game, it was a psychologically serious episode that changed the direction of the game.”
He went on, “I’m worried if I look at the result. If I look at the performance I am confident, for sixty minutes we did well on the pitch and we would have deserved something more. We were wrong not to kill the game off, and to let them get back into the game with Immobile’s penalty.”
On his positive reception by Lazio fans, the ex-Biancocelesti player and coach said that “It was a great feeling, it was the welcome I was hoping for. The fans know what this day meant for me and what this stadium is to me.”
“Then I did well at leaving the emotion behind and being a professional for ninety minutes,” he continued. “Unfortunately the day ended badly as far as the result. Our big mistake was getting Lazio back into the game.”
“You have to be stronger and understand that you have to stay in the game and then not concedethe third goal. We had to stay in the game with our heads,” he reflected.
The manager concluded on Sheriff, “They are a strong, organized team with great pace. We have to be organized for the match as much as possible because we want to beat them on Tuesday.”