Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has given updates on the fitness of wingback Carlos Augusto and striker Marko Arnautovic.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, after the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 Serie A win over Bologna, the coach said that he hopes to have both players back available soon.

Inter got a big win away to Bologna this evening in Serie A.

However, if there was one negative aspect to the match, it was the fact that a couple of Nerazzurri players seem to pick up injuries.

Wingback Carlos Augusto was only able to play out the first half of the match. The reason was some discomfort with the Brazilian international’s thigh.

Meanwhile, striker Marko Arnautovic went down holding his thigh in the closing stages of the match.

Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi Updates On Carlos Augusto & Marko Arnautovic Fitness

Inzaghi noted that “This was the sixth match in twenty days for us.”

“We lost some players to injury,” he continued.

The Inter coach said that “Arnautovic felt something, I’m sorry to see that. And Augusto said that his calf didn’t feel quite right.”

“I hope to have them both back soon,” he continued.

Of the win over Bologna, Inzaghi said that “In my opinion, in the first half we deserved the lead that we got.”

“Then in the second half, we dropped off. And Bologna showed that they deserve their place in the table.”

Looking ahead to the second leg of a Champions League round of sixteen tie against Atletico Madrid, Inzaghi said that “Atletico are a very different team at home and away.”

“We know that it will be an intense atmosphere. We know what it will be like coming up against Cholo.”

“But we’ll prepare for it in the best way possible,” Inzaghi said.

“Because the Champions League is an important goal that we’ve set for ourselves.”

“They’re a team who can find solutions. But so are we.”

Meanwhile, Inzaghi also praised Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella for his response to a controversial reaction to a challenge leading to a penalty against Genoa.

He said that the midfielder’s apology “Is to his great credit.”

“It’s a brilliant gesture from him,” the coach went on. “Sometimes we’re the first ones to make mistakes due to adrenaline. But then it’s important that we recognize it.”