SImone Inzaghi is happy with how Inter Milan played against Real Sociedad.
The coach reacted to the 0-0 draw, and to the Nerazzurri’s Champions League group stage as a whole, in an interview with Sky Sport Italia after the match, via FCInterNews.
Inter were not able to secure top spot in their Champions League group.
The Nerazzurri had already booked their place in the knockout rounds with a couple matches to spare. But yesterday evening, they needed a win if they were to finish top spot.
In the end, Real Sociedad were able to hold out for a point. That means that the La Liga side will finish top of the group rather than Inter.
Inter did even have some good chances to score. But in the end they were not able to finish any of them.
Some disappointment is only natural.
Inter will now almost certainly face a tougher draw in the next round.
Inzaghi Reacts To Inter Champions League Draw Vs Real Sociedad
Inzaghi called the draw against La Real “A difficult match.”
“But we did well against a strong team, and we didn’t allow them anything except some possession.”
“In the first 25 minutes we didn’t risk anything. And then for the rest of the match, we had the better chances but we weren’t able to take advantage of them.”
“Lautaro had two chances in the second half,” Inzaghi noted.
The coach said that “I congratulated the guys, because we finish the group unbeaten.”
“Unfortunately, we finish second,” he noted.
“And now we’ll start thinking about the Champions League again from February onwards.”
As far as the possible ramifications of finishing second in the group, Inzaghi said that “We’ll see what the draw says.”
“Last season we reached the final despite finishing second in the group.”
“We wanted to give the fans a win,” the Inter coach noted. “But there are also opponents in front of us.”
“We took to the pitch well against a team who have not yet lost a game in Europe this season,” Inzaghi added.
And Inzaghi also gave his thoughts on strikers Marko Arnautovic and Alexis Sanchez.
“They’re helping us out,” the coach said. “They’re not necessarily at 100%, and they’re not playing as much. But I’m satisfied with what they gave us tonight.”