Inter coach Simone Inzaghi feels that his team are still not out of the running in the race to finish in the top four of the Serie A table.
Speaking in a press conference following the Nerazzurri’s loss to Monza, as reported by FCInterNews, the 47-year-old suggested that there is still every chance that they can come back over the last eight matches of the season.
This evening’s defeat against Monza leaves Inter a whopping ten points back from second-placed Lazio in the Serie A table, whilst they are two behind both of AC Milan and Roma.
Things could get even worse for the Nerazzurri if Roma are to win their match against Udinese tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the likes of Atalanta and even Juventus cannot quite be ruled out of the running to secure a Champions League spot via the league.
“There are eight matches left,” Inzaghi said, “we know everything is still open but right now we’re falling behind.”
“Clearly in the league we’ve missed a win, the team also suffers because of it.”
Of the match against Monza, Inzaghi said that “The first half was good, we needed to get a lead, then the gaps started to appear, we started to become less clearheaded because at the moment the team is really feeling the fact that they always have to do more.”
Of what he’s seen from the forwards in his squad in training “They’re working on a daily basis, you asked the same question after Fiorentina as well.”
“It’s an obvious problem, but we’re going forward with confidence.”
“They’re strikers who have always scored, we had the best attack in the league last season,” Inzaghi defended his strikers.
“At the beginning of 2023 we had the second best attack, now we’re slowing down.”
“I’m sorry for it, but I’d be even more sorry if we didn’t create chances,” the coach remarked.
Regarding the discrepancy between the team’s form in the Champions League and Serie A, Inzaghi said that “It’s not easy to give an answer to this question.”
“As a coach, I can say that the team prepared for this match with total commitment.”
“We’ve all seen how it went, we’re extremely disappointed, but it’s not true that the team is giving less priority to the league.”
“We haven’t been doing enough in the league, but there’s still room for us to make top four,” Inzaghi argued.
“We know what we’ve done, we want to win the cup competitions with everything we have.”
“Look at what’s happened with teams all around Europe, Bayern and Chelsea also struggled [in their league matches this weekend],” the coach stressed.
“We need to push harder and change the momentum,” he added.