Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has said that his team concede far too easily and even an equaliser would not have been enough against AC Milan, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media tonight.
Speaking during an interview DAZN after the match, via FCInternews, the Inter coach lamented the way that his team played as they were beaten 3-2 by a superior AC Milan team.
It was put to Simone Inzaghi that his team have conceded eight goals in their first five Serie A matches which is an alarming rate in comparison to last season. He admitted that the team are conceding way too easily this season so far.
“We are the same team that did very well in this respect last year. We struggle a lot to score goals, even though we do score them; then we concede far too easily.
“We have to go back to conceding less, because then we always score goals.”
He was asked if it was a balanced game and he said that it was at the start but then criticised the way that the team reacted to Rafael Leao’s equaliser.
“Yes. A balanced game at the start, then an excellent goal from us, but after the equaliser we had a half-hour black-out that cost us two more goals.
“Two goals that you can never concede in a derby: we score with two great goals, then we concede them to others. The first person responsible is me, we had to do better. Then with what we created in the final we also deserved the equaliser.”
There were similarities drawn between this defeat and the loss to Lazio last weekend: “Two different matches. We struggled a lot to score two goals, then we also found a great goalkeeper. We concede goals, instead, too easily. We have to improve.”
He stressed that in order to win a derby, you must do more than Inter did: “To win a derby you have to do more. Then after the substitutions, the team did what it had to do, but it had to be done for the whole match.”
He also talked about how the team keeps blacking out in games: “We have to be more present in the games, we can’t have these black-outs that then compromise the matches.
“The details make the difference. We have to build and do a lot of things to score, others need too little.”
Simone Inzaghi was pushed on the issues on the right but he did not want to talk about individuals: “Talking about individuals is difficult for me. Initially we did what we had to do, then we had that half-hour in which we were punished.”
On the upcoming Champions League game: “I’m hurt to have lost the derby, we wanted it so much. We had to and could have done a lot more. There’s a lot of disappointment.”