Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi feels that it was not at all straightforward for his team to go through their Champions League group unbeaten.
The coach spoke to InterTV after yesterday’s 0-0 draw against Real Sociedad, via FCInterNews.
Inter’s group stage is now finished for this season’s edition of the Champions League.
The Nerazzurri have reached the round of sixteen for the third season in a row.
But the team are disappointed by the fact that they have failed to do so from top of their group.
Inter are level on points with Real Sociedad in the group standing.
But the La Liga side are top of the group by virtue of their superior goal difference.
Inter drew their opening match in the group, away to La Real. They had truthfully been second best for much of that match, but staged a late onslaught and snatched a draw courtesy of a Lautaro Martinez equalizer.
Then Inter beat Benfica. Two more wins followed against Real Salzburg.
In the second match against Benfica, the Nerazzurri took a point from a wild 3-3 comeback draw in Lisbon.
And in the final match of the group, Inter drew 0-0 against La Real yesterday.
Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi Happy With Remaining Unbeaten In Champions League Group Stage
“We were playing an excellent team who finished the group unbeaten like us,” Inzaghi said of yesterday evening’s match.
“Unlike in the first meeting, we didn’t concede anything,” he noted.
“Then when they dropped off a bit, we created opportunities that could have given us the win.”
“We wanted to finish top of the group,” Inzaghi admitted. “But we’re looking forward with a lot of confidence.”
“We knew that Real Sociedad would give up something in the last half hour.”
Inzaghi noted that “In the second half we had chances. “But they’re a team that don’t concede much.”
“My team conceded even less,” Inzaghi continued.
“I’m sorry for not finishing top, but I congratulated the guys because finishing the group undefeated is not for everyone.”