Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot feels that the Bianconeri did well to keep a team like Inter Milan quiet in front of goal.
The 28-year-old French international spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, after the match, reacting to the 1-1 Serie A draw.
Juventus were not able to keep a clean sheet against Inter this evening.
Nerazzurri captain Lautaro Martinez scored just after the half-hour mark. The Argentine’s goal cancelled out the advantage that Dusan Vlahovic had given the Bianconeri a few minutes earlier.
But other than that, there was not exactly a mountain of chances for Inter to score.
Prior to this evening’s match, the Nerazzurri had managed to find the back of the net 29 times from just twelve matches.
But it was always likely to be tougher against a team who had the second best defensive record in the league.
In the end, the two teams’ solid defenses were what really defined this edition of the Derby d’Italia.
It was a cagey, tight affair. Both teams managed to keep each other at arm’s length, particularly in the second half.
And from the perspective of Juventus midfielder Rabiot, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The Frenchman is ultimately happy with having avoided defeat in a tough test.
Adrien Rabiot: Inter A Good Team In Front Of Goal, Draw Not Decisive For Title Race
Rabiot gave his thoughts on Inter’s equalizer.
“We stepped out too much,” he said. “We should have been more aggressive on Lautaro.”
“It’s a good point for us, though,” the Juventus midfielder continued.
“Inter are a very good team in front of goal.”
“It’s a good result,” Rabiot said. “We wanted to win but it’s tough to do so against a team like this.”
He also predicted that “This won’t be decisive. There will still be more time for us to pick up more points.”