Inzaghi claims win was useless as Inter Milan didn’t go through

0 39

Simone Inzaghi believes the win against Liverpool was useless as they were unable to qualify for the next round, the Inter Milan manager has shift his focus on next match in Serie A against Torino.

Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi claims that the winning against Liverpool in the return leg of the Champions League at Anfield is useless as they didn’t go through.

The Champions of Italy defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the return leg of the Champions League but didn’t go through as the Reds won 2-1 on aggregate.

Speaking after the game Inzaghi expressed his disappointment as their aim was to win and go through to the next round.

“We turned in a top performance at a very difficult ground against a fantastic team,” explained Simone Inzaghi after the game. “The players did extremely well. There’s a feeling of disappointment linked to the first leg because the result was harsh on us.”

He added that Liverpool were shocked with their opening goal but Alexis Sanchez red card ruined an opportunity to claim a second goal.

“Liverpool seemed to be taken aback by our opening goal, but the sending-off of Alexis Sanchez had an impact on the final half an hour of the match. The team stayed in the game, held our shape well and dug in where necessary, which was only really from set pieces. We head back to Milan with an impressive win, but it’s unfortunately useless in terms of our aim to get through.”

Though Inzaghi claims that the type of matches makes them move forward and make them stronger.

“These matches can allow us to take steps forward and make us stronger. After not getting through the group stage in 11 years, the draw handed us Liverpool, but we showed how much we wanted to be here and we went toe to toe with them.”

The Inter Milan manager shift his focus to their next Serie A game against Torino on Sunday and Inzaghi hopes his important players will recover quickly for the game.

“We know we have a tough game against an in-form Torino side coming up on Sunday. We’ll have to see how [Stefan] de Vrij and [Marcelo] Brozovic are doing, hoping that they can recover quickly because they’re two important players. We have to replenish our physical and mental energy levels because these last-16 ties have taken up so much of our resources, but we gave it a good go and turned in two top displays.”





Leave a comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Pin It on Pinterest