Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi doesn’t feel that there is any reason to blame the referee for this afternoon’s Serie A draw vs Bologna.
Speaking in a press conference after the match, as reported by FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri coach made clear that the responsibility for squandering a two-goal advantage belongs entirely to he and his players.
Inzaghi cut an animated figure on his touchline throughout this afternoon’s match.
The coach didn’t seem entirely happy with many of the decisions that referee Marco Guida made.
The biggest decision in terms of impacting the match was that to award Bologna a penalty for a challenge by Inter captain Lautaro Martinez on Bologna’s Lewis Ferguson inside the penalty area.
But a lot of Inzaghi’s complaints seemed to centre around smaller decisions.
However, in any event, Inzaghi is choosing not to dwell on the refereeing. He admits that it is Inter who needed to do better, regardless of a handful of decisions not going their way.
Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi Not Blaming Officials For Bologna Draw
After the match, Inter coach Inzaghi said that “I don’t want to talk about referees. We should have been better.”
“I showed some nervousness in reacting to some situations. But it’s not the referee’s fault we conceded the equalizer.”
“The guys played well, but there were two errors so it was difficult to bring home the three points.”
Inzaghi observed that “We didn’t play many long balls in behind.”
“We played more through the wide areas. We created a lot of chances, but we weren’t very lucky today.”
Explaining what happened on Bologna’s equalizing goal, Inzaghi said that “Acerbi got caught out of position.”
“Then we can’t win the ball with Bastoni and Pavard.”
“We should have moved to cover better, both goals are two serious oversights,” he added.
“The Italian league is unforgiving,” Inzaghi made clear. “The matches are difficult.”
The Inter coach admitted that “I’m angry, we wanted a different result.”
“When you’re ahead at halftime and you’re at home, you have to try and bring the match home.” he added.
“When we return from the break we’ll talk about the problems that happened. Then, after the equalizer, we pressed for a goal but couldn’t break through.”
Inter Not Planning To Sign A Forward Despite Arnautovic Injury
As far as whether Inter could reconsider their decision not to sign a forward as emergency cover for the injured Marko Arnautovic, Inzaghi was clear.
“No, the club and I spoke about it,” he said.
“He should be back in five weeks,” the Inter coach said of 34-year-old striker Arnautovic.
“We’ve missed him, but all teams have to do without players some times.”
“We hope to have him back before too long for the matches we have to come,” the Nerazzurri coach added.