Lecce coach Roberto D’Aversa feels that his team lost to Inter Milan due to the “overwhelming” quality of the Nerazzurri.

The coach spoke in a press conference after the Serie A match, as reported buy FCInterNews.

Lecce lost their third consecutive match in Serie A this evening.

The Giallorossi hosted Inter at the Via del Mare. And it always looked like it was going to be an uphill battle for them, even if they have certainly showed their quality this season.

But there were one or two reasons for Lecce to be hopeful.

One is that Inter had played a heavily-rotated starting eleven for the match. There were seven changes to the Nerazzurri lineup in total in comparison to the Champions League win over Atletico Madrid in midweek.

And Lecce have shown that they aren’t afraid of anyone in Serie A. Even the big names.

That was evident in how the Puglian team played in the first half.

Playing in front of their fans, D’Aversa’s side pressed high and made life very difficult for Inter.

But the quality that the Nerazzurri have in their squad proved decisive in that first period. Inter captain Lautaro Martinez gave his team the lead with his hundredth ever goal in Serie A.

Lecce Coach D’Aversa Brands Inter Milan “Overwhelming”

In the second half, Inter ran away with it.

Lecce did get off to a fairly bright start. There was a good headed chance for midfielder Aleksy Blin.

But goals from Martinez, Davide Frattesi, and Stefan de Vrij saw Inter take the three points, and by an emphatic scoreline.

If that scoreline didn’t quite tell the whole story of the match, it did reflect the fact that Inter have gone the entirety of 2024 without failing to win a match to date.

“For the first 35 minutes especially, and at the start of the second half, we were in the match,” D’Aversa said.

“Inter’s strength is overwhelming,” he added.

The coach said that “When you can’t finish the chances you create due to a matter of inches, sometimes it happens when facing great teams.”

“Then it becomes really difficult.”

“These are aspects that we have to think about. We had a number of shots on target, but didn’t score.”