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Inzaghi: “We should not concede, especially not in a derby”

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi believes his side can’t have ‘blackouts’ against the likes of Lazio and Milan after two defeats in a row. The tactician was speaking after the Nerazzurri’s disappointing 3-2 defeat to Milan, and shared his thoughts with DAZN Italia regarding the loss in the Derby della Madonnina:

It started a balanced game, then we scored a fine goal, after the equaliser we had a half-hour black-out that cost us another two goals

We scored two wonderful goals, but conceded three that we absolutely cannot afford, we should not concede, especially not in a derby. At the end we lost.

Considering everything we created, we probably deserved a draw, but I am the coach and the first to be held responsible for that half-hour that left to be desired. In such an important match, we should’ve done better.

We cannot have these blackouts against sides like Lazio and Milan, as they compromise the match. Details make the difference, we had to build our chances out from the back, whereas the goals we conceded were just too easy.

There was that moment when we were in control and leading 1-0, but we conceded that goal when playing out from the back and it was totally against the run of play.”

In addition, Inzaghi spoke about the defensive troubles his squad is facing as they currently have conceded a total of eight goals in their first five Serie A fixtures:

It is the same team that last season went eight rounds without conceding, so we need to look at the figures, look at today’s game and realize we struggle to score goals, but concede them too easily. We must get back to solidity, because we know that sooner or later we do score.”