Inter coach Simone Inzaghi was left ruing his side’s luck as they laboured to a goalless draw against Genoa in Serie A on Friday.
The Nerazzurri could not find a way to breach the Grifone’s defence at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and were toothless in attack, as they extended their winless run in the league to four games.
In an interview with Italian television broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after the final whistle, and as reported by FCInterNews.it, Inzaghi admitted that his side were in poor form but that luck was against them in certain instances, whilst remaining optimistic that it could be turned around.
“It is normal that the result leaves a bad taste in our mouths. We could have approached it better, we knew we would come up against a strong team that created some problems for us in the first 20 minutes, but then we deserved more,” the former Lazio coach argued.
“We had 20 shots on goal and didn’t manage to score. We have to do better but we must not give up. We are disappointed with the result, the performance was there but we haven’t won in the league for a long time and have to get back to winning ways.”
Inter have struggled in front of goal for some time and have netted just once in their last four matches in all competitions, but Inzaghi felt it came down to fine margins.
“I think that the development of the game in this match was not easy but we had many shots, even hitting the crossbar. On other occasions they would have gone in, now what we do is not enough to score and to win the games we had previously been winning.”
The draw came just hours after leaders AC Milan were held by Udinese 1-1, and the contenders for the Scudetto have all stumbled in recent weeks.
“It’s strange, but at this stage of the season it makes sense. As for Inter, we probably ran more than usual against Sassuolo and lost. We had to move better,” Inzaghi concluded.
Inter look to end their winless run when they face Milan in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday.