Inter Milan coach Conte: Real Madrid defeat a wake-up call

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Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte believes defeat to Real Madrid was a wake-up call.

Real won this Champions League encounter 2-0 at Inter via Eden Hazard's goal and Achraf Hakimi putting through his own net. Arturo Vidal was also sent off for Inter.

“It was always going to be difficult playing against big clubs like Real Madrid, so when going a goal down and a man down, it becomes an impossible mountain to climb," Conte told Sky Italia.

“I think we saw the difference between them and us. It shouldn't knock us down. It should show us there's a path we must take and we need to be hungry, hard-working and humble, to realise where we are and not let ourselves get swayed by voices from the outside.

“The only path forward is to work hard and grow in every possible way."