Inter striker Lautaro Martinez feels that he and his teammates were knocked out of the Champions League due to coming out second best on the finer details in their two-legged tie against Liverpool.
Speaking to UEFA’s website, via FCInterNews, the striker gave the view that the Nerazzurri lost on the key moments, and expressed disappointment to have exited from Europe’s top competition.
Inter played well for long stretches across both legs of their two-legged round of sixteen tie against the Reds, and were worth the 2-1 aggregate scoreline that pushed one of Europe’s top teams all the way.
However, in the end there were certain moments where naivety crept into the Nerazzurri’s game, and it was always likely that these would be punished by a team of Liverpool’s quality.
Martinez remains frustrated with the manner of the aggregate defeat, despite being proud of how the team played.
“It’s certainly a tough moment because we wanted to go further,” he said. “We’re certainly happy with our performances, at the San Siro we had a great match.”
“We started from two goals down and we came here to Anfield to try and do something against a team that hadn’t lost here in a long time,” he added.
“I’m sad about the result,” Martinez reflected, “we lost because of the details – we played a man down, and in today’s football that’s very difficult.”