Inter Milan defender Francesco Acerbi admits that he’s still had trouble moving on from the Nerazzurri’s 2-2 draw against Bologna.
The 35-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN ahead of this evening’s Serie A match against Torino, via FCInterNews.
Inter had to swallow a bitter pill in their last match before the international break.
The Nerazzurri looked to be cruising after the went 2-0 up against Bologna at the San Siro.
It was in fact Acerbi who had scored the match’s opening goal. He headed home from a corner for his first goal of the season.
Then, Inter captain Lautaro Martinez doubled the Nerazzurri’s advantage with a marvellous effort from range.
But the manner in which Inter allowed their lead to slip away was certainly something they won’t want to repeat.
The Nerazzurri first allowed Bologna back into the game with a penalty.
It was Martinez who made a very clumsy challenge to wrestle Lewis Ferguson to the ground inside the penalty area, just a couple minutes after the Argentine had scored Inter’s second goal of the match.
And then, Acerbi was part of the defense that switched off to allow Rossoblu striker Joshua Zirkzee to equalize.
Inter Defender Francesco Acerbi: Still Haven’t Gotten Past Bologna Draw
Inter have had two weeks in which to digest that frustrating result.
Meanwhile, much of the squad – including Italian international Acerbi – have also had their national sides to think about.
But for his part, Acerbi admits that there has still been some difficulty in getting past the manner in which Inter squandered a lead and threw away two points prior to the break.
“I still haven’t been moved past the match against Bologna because you can’t concede two goals at San Siro like that after taking a 2-0 lead,” the defender said.
“It’s not like the attackers can just keep scoring goals. Even if they’re great players.”
“We had to defend better,” Acerbi admitted.
“Today will be a tough match,” he added of the match away to Torino.
“The past is the past, today will be difficult.”