Inter Captain Samir Handanovic: “The Title Race Is Wide Open, Never Easy To Play Torino”

Inter Captain Samir Handanovic: “The Title Race Is Wide Open, Never Easy To Play Torino”
March 14, 2022 00:20
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Inter captain Samir Handanovic believes that his team are far from out of the Scudetto race despite stumbling and dropping points against Torino.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the 1-1 draw away to the Granata, the Slovenian emphasized that it had always looked like a tricky fixture but that the title race remains more open than ever.

Inter were hoping to respond to wins by the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, and Napoli by taking three points of their own against the Granata, but instead had to settle for a point after a stoppage time equalizer.

The Granata were good value for the result themselves and will have felt hard done by due to how late the equalizer came, though the Nerazzurri will also have felt that they deserved something out of it.

The result is damaging for Inter’s Scudetto defense, and means that their fate is no longer in their hands even with their game in hand, but all of the teams at the top still seem to have a realistic chance.

“We knew it would be toug, given how Torino play,” Handanovic said of the match, “and in fact we also adapted a little, resorting more to long balls.”

He continued that “We had many chances, only to find a draw at the end. We wanted to win.”

“Sometimes it happens,” he said of the dropped points, “you aren’t quite where you want to be emotionally. It’s normal to have lost something after playing in the Champions League between matches, but Torino always play like this.”

“It’s not easy for anyone to come here,” he stressed.

Asked whether it will be more difficult to chase AC Milan and Napoli than to be front-runners, the captain said that “I don’t know, I just know that the title race will be open until the last day.”

“Now we have a week to prepare well for our match against Fiorentina,” he added. “We always perform, sometimes we are able to score, sometimes the opponent is good. There are ten games to go, we have to keep going like this.”

By Toni Weeler

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