Inter coach Simone Inzaghi believes the team should never a concede a goal like Lazio’s opener, following their 3-1 defeat to the Biancocelesti. The Nerazzurri started the game well and pressured the hosts but went behind to a header that was created by a wonderful lofted ball from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Speaking to DAZN after the match, Inzaghi spoke of how it was a painful defeat, despite the game being largely balanced in his opinion:
In the final quarter of an hour, Inter went a little off?
Let’s say that after 2-1 we created that opportunity with Correa and the header with Dzeko. Until then the game was balanced. We had a quiet first half where we had to have more intensity. In these games we know we have to do more.
He had played the first two games in the best way. Now more than seeing the changes, you have to analyze a lost game that hurts. Beyond the attackers’ performance, I wanted something more from the team.
We knew what Lazio would do. It was a balanced game and we were playing well. In the first half we limited the counters, and put in many inviting crosses. At 1-1 we had to have more ferocity and the result could have turned in our favour.
What didn’t work?
Of course we have to do better. The first goal, a team like ours can’t concede that. The second and third were very important individual plays. I saw the first goal again and a team like ours cannot concede such a goal.
After a defeat we are looking at the choices and training. We know that football is like this. if Dumfries had scored the goal we probably would talk about something else.
How much can direct clashes can affect the scudetto struggle?
We will analyze it. It is a defeat that hurts because in my opinion we played a balanced game.