Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi makes no effort to hide his disappointment after his team’s 3-1 Serie A loss to Napoli.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, via FCInterNews, the coach also looked ahead to the Nerazzurri’s upcoming finals against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia and Manchester City in the Champions League.

Inter’s eight-match winning run came to a screeching halt at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi played a heavily-rotated starting eleven. Then, a red card to midfielder Roberto Gagliardini near the end of the first half certainly didn’t help matters.

Napoli found the back of the net through Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa midway through the second half. Seemingly, Inter had no way back into the match.

However, in the 82nd minute Nerazzurri striker Romelu Lukaku profited from a Juan Jesus error to find the back of the net.

From there, it looked like Inter could actually hold on for what could’ve been a precious points.

However, Partenopei captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo proved to be decisive. The 29-year-old scored with a brilliant long-range effort, and it proved to be the match’s winning goal.

Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi: Disappointed In The Manner Of Defeat To Napoli

“I’m a bit dissapointed,” Inzaghi said after the match.

“We were coming into it off the back of eight straight wins. But we always knew what it’d be like going up against Napoli.”

“We committed the error which we paid for dearly,” he said of Gagliardini’s red card. “Then, the we can’t be conceding the goal for 2-1 after equalizing in the 82nd minute.”

“We had to try to bring it to home, it would have been an important point.”

Inzaghi looked back that “In the first half we had to suffer, but without conceding too much to Napoli.”

“Unfortunately we were naive with sending-off, which we paid for.”

“But we did well to equalize, and there was also the chance for Dumfries,” the coach noted.

“Then Di Lorenzo scored a worldie,” Inzaghi noted. “I regret this loss, because it slows us down.”

“But there’s nothing that I can criticize the guys for,” he added.

Asked if he’s already planning for the future, Inzaghi said that “There’s been little talk about the future.”

“I’m very happy to know that the club trusts me, but we have important matches to come,” the coach stressed. “In three days we have a final, and then three more matches including another final.”

“Playing five finals is great for this team, it allows us to grow even more,” he added.

Asked if he thinks that there were positives to be taken from this evening’s match despite the result, Inzaghi replied “I agree.”

“Today was our fifteenth match in fifty days.”

“I need the whole squad because we’ve had an impossible fixture list since the start of April, but anyone I’ve called upon has always done well.”

“I’ve gotten a great response from everyone,” Inzaghi said. “It’s too bad about the loss, which slows down our pursuit of Champions League qualification.”

Asked about the form of striker Romelu Lukaku, the coach said that “He’s in good form, as are his teammates. He and the rest of the squad are all giving me a great response.”

And regarding Inter’s Champions League final opponent Manchester City, Inzaghi said that “We all know City well. They’re among the two or three strongest teams in Europe and we’ll need to play a great match.”

“We’re not going to start already beaten though,” the coach said. “We’ll go and play for it as we always do.”

“But first we have the Coppa Italia final waiting for us on Wednesday.”