Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi is happy with how his team played against Juventus even without having created many chances.
The coach spoke to InterTV after the match, via FCInterNews, reacting to the performance.
Inter had the majority of possession against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium.
But apart from Lautaro Martinez’s first half goal, they did fairly little with it.
The Bianconeri defense were able to marshal Inter’s strikers well for the most part.
And the deliveries into the box were never really telling from Inzaghi’s team.
In the end, Martinez’s goal was enough to ensure that the Nerazzurri at least avoided defeat.
This is hardly the worst result for Inter, as it keeps the team top of the Serie A table.
And in the view of Inzaghi, that is not too bad. He is happy with the way that his team played to avoid letting their great Derby d’Italia rivals slip in ahead of them at the summit of the table.
Inzaghi: Not Many Chances, But Managed The Match Well Vs Juventus
Speaking after the match, Inter coach Inzaghi remarked that “Let’s say that Juventus are second in the table because they defend very well and counterattack similarly well.”
“The team came to play an excellent match,” he said. “Our ball possession was good.”
“Unfortunately we conceded the goal to go behind,” Inzaghi continued.
“But despite that we kept our heads and stayed in the match,” the coach said.
“We scored an excellent goal for the equalizer.”
“In the second half we didn’t create much, but we managed to manage the match well without conceding on the counterattack.”
And Inzaghi also spoke about wingback Juan Cuadrado, who made his first appearance in over a month.
The Colombian came off the bench against his former team Juventus.
“He’s a top-class player,” the coach said of Cuadrado. “And he’s been dealing with a problem in the last two months that’s virtually entirely unknown to him.”
Cuadrado has been suffering from persistent tendon problems.
“But he’s gritted his teeth and made himself available to his teammate and the staff.”
“Suffice it to say that he returned to the group for the first time on Wednesday,” the Nerazzurri coach noted.
“And tonight he was here with us playing in the best way possible.”