Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi felt that Inter gave a good account of themselves in their Champions League elimination against Liverpool, but ought to have been more daring.
The Nerazzurri fell to a 2-1 aggregate defeat to the Premier League outfit despite a 1-0 win at Anfield on Tuesday, and earned plaudits for their performances over the two legs.
In an interview published in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere della Sera, Sacchi argued that Italian clubs were getting closer to the elite level of other clubs in continental competition, but were not quite there yet.
“We are getting closer. But we need even more courage. Inter had a great game in Liverpool, but they had to be more daring in the final third,” Sacchi claimed.
“You have to be masters of the game and to do so you cannot have more players back in defensive positions.”
The two-time European Cup winning coach turned his attention to domestic matters and the Scudetto race, arguing that it was fight between Inter and Milan, whilst suggesting that being brave would secure glory.
“Whoever is more daring and less afraid will win,” he continued.
“Inter have more quality and experience, but Milan can win as they are the most European team of all in Serie A.
“Provided, however, that they always focus on the collective, as this is the only way to compensate for the defects of inexperience,” Sacchi concluded.