Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi: “Lost To Roma Despite Playing Best Match Of The Season, Our Goalkeeper Didn’t Make A Single Save” | OneFootball

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·1 October 2022

Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi: “Lost To Roma Despite Playing Best Match Of The Season, Our Goalkeeper Didn’t Make A Single Save”

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Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that the performance that his team put in against Roma this evening was strong despite the fact that they lost the match.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, the coach defended his team’s display even though the scoreline was 2-1 against them, and argued that they had in fact played their best match of the season.

Inter will be bitterly disappointed with the result against the Giallorossi, as three points had been a virtual necessity to bounce back from their poor start to the season prior to the international break.

As far as the performance, the cracks that had appeared before the break were certainly still there, although there were also a number of encouraging spells where the team looked proactive and aware of how they wanted to play, even if they could not capitalize on them.

Inzaghi immediately looked to the future, stating that “On Tuesday we have an important match against a very strong team, but today we fell disappointment at an undeserved loss. That’s football.”

He called it “Our best match of the season, so this defeat really stings for us, it hurts.”

“We have to work more on the details,” the coach suggested. “Today we lost a match in which our goalkeeper didn’t have ti make a save. But that’s football.”

“At this moment, obviously, what we ‘re doing isn’t enough,” he continued.

“Today I saw the team play a great match,” he continued to stress. “We needed to respond more as a team though. We’re sorry to the fans. Now we have to lick our wounds after a bad defeat.”

Asked if he would have taken off midfielder Kristjan Asllani even if the team hadn’t been chasing a goal from 1-2 down, the coach responded “Yes, he would have come off anyway.”

“We have a lot of issues to deal with in terms of injuries,” he noted. “Calhanoglu hadn’t played for a while, and he wasn’t at his best either. I had to make decisions.”

When it was suggested that the Nerazzurri are lacking a player with a real one-on-one threat, Inzaghi replied that “Beyond the one-on-one situations, the team did well this evening.”

“We have the excellent players,” he stressed, “and then I also threw on Correa and switched to a 3-4-3. Of all the matches so far this season, I think this one against Roma at the San Siro was the one in which we suffered the least, and yet we lost.”

Asked if he feels that his job is at risk after four losses in the team’s first eight Serie A matches, Inzaghi replied that “It’s a job with a lot of pressure, but also there are extraordinary fans. Are jobs are always at risk, every week. But the team gave me an excellent response.”

“I repeat, we need to work on not switching off in the individual moments,” the coach emphasized again. “Even today we made an error in a situation that we’d spent time working on during the week.”

Asked if there is a lack of calmness in the squad after the defeat, Inzaghi replied “As you’d expect. Losses never lead to a calm mood.”

“But over the last few days we analyzed the defeat in Udine, where we didn’t play at our level,” he went on “This evening by contrast I saw my Inter, the one from last season. Now we have to work to get ourselves out of this unpleasant situation.”

“Wins are what give you peace of mind,” Inzaghi lamented. “At the moment we’re paying for every little lapse. We have to do better, not least myself.”

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