Defender Francesco Acerbi admits that it’s not acceptable for Inter Milan to concede two goals in quick succession as they did against Sassuolo.

The 35-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, after the disappointing 2-1 defeat.

Inter’s perfect start to the season was always likely to have to come to an end sooner or later.

And at the San Siro this evening, it came to an absolutely screeching halt.

In the first half, Inter looked fairly comfortable. They found the back of the net in first half stoppage time through Denzel Dumfries.

But in the second, it was a different story.

Sassuolo looked to get at Inter and cause them problems right away. And the Nerazzurri defense creaked.

Midfielder Nedim Bajrami scored the Neroverdi’s first to begin the comeback. It was no more than Sassuolo deserved after some very positive play.

But it was a stunning long-range effort by Domenico Berard that really took the wind out of Inter’s sails.

Inter did have plenty of time to produce a response.

But in truth, they created few meaningful chances to get anything out of the match.

Francesco Acerbi Admits: “A Team Like Inter Can’t Concede Twice In Nine Minutes”

Acerbi lamented that “When you concede twice at the San Siro it means that you’ve lost your nerve.”

“We shouldn’t have conceded the second goal after the first,” he continued. “After the second we tried to create something. But they evidently had something more, and we weren’t able to equalize.”

“Credit to them, but it’s also a fault on us,” the defender admitted.

Acerbi then said that “In the first half we weren’t at much risk.”

“Sassuolo have quality on the counterattack,” he continued. “They have players with quality and pace, and leave three or four men up front.”

“We weren’t able to score, but a team like ours can’t be conceding a one-two punch in nine minutes,” Acerbi said.

“Up to a certain point we can concede the first goal, but after the second we have to react.”