Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that the team could have gotten a result against Spezia considering the chances that they created, and that now all they can do is focus on Tuesday’s Champions League match against Porto.
Speaking to InterTV after the team slumped to a 2-1 defeat away to Spezia, via FCInterNews, the 46-year-old admitted that the Nerazzurri squad are angry after the result.
Spezia got a huge result in the context of the relegation battle in front of their fans at the Stadio Alberto Picco, but there was no disguising what Inter were feeling after the match.
Inter dropped points once more on the road, as they huffed and puffed but couldn’t make the most of any of the chances that they fashioned against the Aquilotti.
From coach Inzaghi’s perspective, it didn’t have to be that away as the team needed to be more clinical with converting the chances and dangerous situations that they created into goals, but for him that’s just football.
“We deserved more for the chances we created and the way we played, we are angry,” the coach said.
“It’s going to be a sleepless night for us, but on Tuesday we’re already back in action against Porto,” he continued.
“The quarterfinals are on the line and we’ll give everything,” he added.
Asked what he felt that his team lacked against Spezia, Inzaghi replied that “Clearly we had to have that extra clinical edge in the final third to find an opening goal earlier.”
“The first half should have ended with a different scoreline, we know that these matches are tightly balanced, and then we started to be vulnerable on the counter, we conceded the opener, equalized, but then conceded a penalty and then conceded again.”
Looking ahead to next Tueday’s Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against Porto, Inzaghi predicted that “It will be a challenging second leg, but we have the chance to redeem ourselves and reach the quarterfinals.”
“We’re hugely motivated, it won’t be easy because we’re coming up against a top-quality side but we’re going to do our best,” he closed.