Lecce President Saverio Sticchi Damiani feels that at the end of the day, his team were never looking to yesterday’s match against Inter as a key fixture in their bid to stay in Serie A.

Speaking to Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the Lecce President admitted that facing the Nerazzurri at the San Siro was always going to be a tough ask for the Puglians to take any points.

Despite losing in a fairly one-sided contest to the Nerazzurri, Lecce are still well-positioned in the Serie A table.

Numerous good performances over the course of the season so far, both against direct rivals lower down in the table and against some of Serie A’s top teams including Napoli and AC Milan have seen the newly-promoted team gain a foothold in midtable.

As such, from Sticchi Damiani’s perspective, it is not a source of too much worry that yesterday’s match away to Inter proved to be a bridge too far for his team.

“For us to take any points against Inter, two conditions had to be met,” the Lecce President said, “for us to be at our best, and for the Nerazzurri to be some way off of theirs.”

“These conditions weren’t met, and whether or not Lecce were at their best, Inter were absolutely determined to do everything possible to get the win,” he continued.

“Considering that we were never relying on the points in Milan to save ourselves from relegation, now I’m waiting to see a reaction against Torino,” Sticchi Damiani said.