Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi admits that his team are in a “pissed off” mood after their Coppa Italia loss against Bologna.
The coach spoke in a press conference after the Nerazzurri’s 1-2 extra time defeat in the round of sixteen of the competition, as reported by FCInterNews. He also updated that the injury to captain Lautaro Martinez does not look to be too serious.
For the third season in a row, Inter went into extra time in the Coppa Italia round of sixteen.
And for the third time in a row, the Nerazzurri went ahead during extra time.
But this time around, Inter squandered that late advantage.
After wingback Carlos Augusto put the Nerazzurri ahead within the first couple minutes of extra time, Bologna started to play with the handbrake off.
With little left to lose, the Rossoblu pushed forward, and they got their equalizer via the same route Inter had scored – from a corner.
Then, as Inter started to throw players forward, Bologna caught them cold.
Dan Ndoye scored on the counterattack to give the Emilians a late win.
And there was no response from Inter. The Nerazzurri have exited the competition that they had won in each of the past two seasons early on.
Simone Inzaghi Admits Inter “Pissed Off” Following Coppa Italia Loss To Bologna
Inzaghi said after the match that “Even in defeat we have to grow. We’re all pissed off about it.”
“The Coppa Italia has given us a lot in recent years,” the coach continued.
“We didn’t deserve to lose. But it will serve as a lesson for us.”
“It’s hugely disappointing especially considering we only conceded one shot on goal in ninety minutes,” the Inter coach rued.
“Now we’ll have to analyze how the last fifteen minutes went.”
“There are many players who played a lot of minutes, like Acerbi and Darmian,” Inzaghi noted.
“We’re sorry now, but it’s right to leave this in the past. Luckily we’ll be back on the pitch right away.”
And Inzaghi also spoke about the condition of Inter captain Lautaro Martinez.
“He felt some muscular fatigue that seems to be under control,” the coach said of the Argentine striker.
“We’ll see how it is in the next few hours.”
“Playing in less than three days he will have to be evaluated.”
“I think that for Saturday we’ll try to have Sanchez back,” Inzaghi added. “We’ll evaluate him.”