Inter boss Simone Inzaghi was not pleased with the Nerazzurri’s display despite their 3-2 victory against Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium. “Bad approach, then we were good at recovering and carrying on. But you can’t concede a goal like this from a corner kick in the final,” stated the Emilian tactician while speaking to the media in a post-match interview, as relayed by Milan-based journal La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Inzaghi’s side were quite poor throughout the majority of the first half, paving the path for Ademola Lookman to convert a penalty following poorly-timed challenge from Dutchman Stefan De Vrij.
However, a brace from 36 year-old Edin Dzeko and a flicking header from Argentine Lautaro Martinez was enough to push the Nerazzurri across the finish line to secure a vital three points on the road against a direct rival.
As it stands, the Beneamata currently sit in fourth with a total of 30 points, on level terms with both Milan and Lazio who play their games in-hand later this evening.
While speaking to the media, Inzaghi spoke about Inter’s performance in Bergamo and the importance of the victory prior to the international break:
Very important victory before the break. At 3-1 you can’t concede that goal, more attention was needed on the corner kick. But it’s a type of problem that applies to all the teams that are up front with us , except for Napoli.
We now have 45 days to eliminate the defects and recover the players who limit our rotations, from Lukaku to Darmian and D’Ambrosio. This stop is new for everyone instead of the usual 10 days for Christmas. We will work with those who remain for a week, then we will be in Malta with two friendlies and finally we will wait for those who go to the World Cup: we hope they will come back as late as possible.”