Former Juventus, Palermo, and Wolfsburg defender Andrea Barzagli feels that Inter’s fatal flaw in their derby loss to AC Milan was their lack of game management.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, the former defender gave the view that the Nerazzurri’s overall performance had been good against the Rossoneri, but that they let the game slip away from them when it mattered most.
Inter had been on top during much of the first half of the derby, creating more and better chances and more than good value for their one-goal going into the break.
Even after halftime, the Nerazzurri looked to be the more confident and organized of the two sides at first, but their control of the match seemed to gradually ebb away as they struggled to contain a Rossoneri team who pushed for an equalizer.
Milan scored twice through a quickfire brace from Olivier Giroud and the Nerazzurri had no answer, and Barzagli blames the lack of game management for this defeat.
“The result went badly for Inter,” he said, “but if we look at it they had an excellent game. They lacked a bit of game management in the closing stages, and they failed to score a second goal.”