Henrikh Mkhitaryan feels that Inter Milan’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid is worth little with a second leg still to play.

The 35-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInterNews, after the round of sixteen clash.

Inter do take an advantage into the second leg of their Champions League tie against Atletico in Madrid.

But it is only the narrowest one possible. The Nerazzurri prevailed against the La Liga side by a scoreline of 1-0 in this evening’s first leg showdown.

The clean sheet is certainly a positive. Inter prevented a Colchoneros attack that has been free-scoring this season from finding the back of the net.

But at the other end of the pitch, Inter were not exactly ruthless.

One goal from Marko Arnautovic settled the match on the night. But it was far from settling the tie on aggregate, with things looking very finely balanced ahead of the second leg of the knockout tie.

Mkhitaryan: Narrow Inter Win Vs Atletico Madrid “Matters Little” Ahead Of Second Leg

Mkhitaryan’s initial reaction was that “Now there’s another match to play.”

“This 1-0 matters little, even if it’s always great to win.”

“We created as much as we possibly could to score, but we were also aware that we were playing against a strong team.”

“A team who play good football and defend well,” Mkhitaryan said of Atletico.

“Now it’s great that we scored a goal and we go to Madrid with the lead.”

“But unfortunately winning this match 1-0 isn’t all that important,” the former Arsenal, Roma, and Manchester United man added. “There’s still another match to play.”

“We have to go to Madrid trying to win,” Mkhitaryan said. “As though we hadn’t scored here.”

“We have to do our best and keep going on the path that we were on last season,” he added.

“We want to reach the final again.”