Simone Inzaghi: “The Defeat Hurts, We Had Qualification in Our Hands”


Simone Inzaghi reflected on Inter’s elimination from the Champions League: “The defeat hurts. We had qualification in our hands.” The Nerazzurri took the lead at the Metropolitan through Federico Dimarco but conceded an equaliser from Antoine Griezmann just moments later. A late winner from Memphis Depay forced extra time and eventual penalties, with Lautaro Martinez missing his spot kick to end Inter’s European hopes.

Speaking with Prime Video after the match, Inzaghi reflected on the match and couldn’t hide his disappointment at the way the match ended:

“There is disappointment for the entire Inter family, for the club. The boys must be proud; we played eight games and never lost. Tonight, we should have done better at key moments. In extra time, we had control of the game.”

The coach continued, “The boys must be proud. We could have done a little more, but I believe the game was there; we should have been better after taking the lead.”

In conclusion, Inzaghi stated, “The team isn’t used to losing, but defeat must sting. We had qualification in our hands, so there’s a bit of regret. Still, I’m super proud of this team. The boys must be proud and hold their heads high.”


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