Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that his team could have gone on and taken three points from their Serie A clash with Torino had they gotten their equalizer earlier.
Speaking to InterTV after the match, the coach expressed regret that the Nerazzurri had only managed to level the score in the dying minutes of the match when there was little chance to build on it and go for a winner.
The Nerazzurri did have a couple minutes in which to snatch all three points after Alexis Sanchez’s stoppage time goal, but the period was stop-start and didn’t result in any real chance.
As a result, Inter had to settle for a solitary point and a damaging result in the context of their Scudetto defense after the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, and Napoli all won earlier in the weekend.
Had the Nerazzurri scored earlier in the second half, the coach feels that perhaps the chance would have been there for them to take the momentum and win to keep pace at the top of the table.
“In the first half we had to do better in terms of attitude and aggression,” he said, “we had two clear chances in which their goalkeeper made two brilliant saves, otherwise we wouldn’t have went in at halftime a goal down.”
“Then in the second half we played 25 minutes at our best, unfortunately the goal came late,” he rued. “Equalizing earlier, we could have won tonight.”
Of his squad, the coach said that “They’re all getting back to their best, we have every chance to end the season in the best way possible.”
Of the looming game in hand that his team have against Bologna, Inzaghi stated that “We know that there’s an asterisk in the table, we have to play the match, but there are many to come before it.”
“We have to play the games to come in the best possible way knowing that there are ten still to go, eleven including in the Coppa Italia,” he stressed.