Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has updated that midfielder Davide Frattesi wasn’t at 100% in the Nerazzurri’s draw against Real Sociedad.
The Nerazzurri coach spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, after the 1-1 Champions League draw.
Inter got a point from their first Champions League match of the season.
But it was not one that looked likely for much of the match.
The Nerazzurri fell behind very early on, with an Alessandro Bastoni error in possession making it very easy for La Real midfielder Brais Mendez to score.
And from then on, it was not as though Inter looked much like getting back into the match.
On the contrary, it was Real Sociedad who were continuing to create dangerous chances.
Some outstanding saves by Yann Sommer and less-than-clinical finishing by the Spanish team, however, meant that as the final whistle drew nearer and nearer, Inter were still only a goal behind.
And then in the closing stages of the match, the Nerazzurri finally pushed forward and fashioned some opportunities.
One of these was taken by Inter captain Lautaro Martinez. Therefore, for as difficult a match as it was for the Nerazzurri, they at least head home with a point.
Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi: Davide Frattesi Wasn’t At 100% Vs Real Sociedad
The coach said of midfielder Frattesi that “He wasn’t at 100% because in the past two days he hasn’t been able to train as he’d like to.”
“His playing time couldn’t have been more than that,” the coach added.
“We didn’t start the match well,” Inzaghi rued.
“We made it difficult for ourselves against a worthy adversary,” he went on.
“We got let off,” the coach continued. “And then we equalized, and we could have even won it in the final minutes.”
Inzaghi admitted that there was “Physical and mental tiredness after the derby.”
“Before the derby we had sixteen players on international duty,” Inzaghi noted.
“We spent a lot physically and mentally. Now we have to recover, because we play again on Sunday.”
Inzaghi concluded that “We’re Inter, so we have a duty to compete on all fronts.”
“And then, we have to admit that we were up against an opponent who were absolutely top-class.”