Inter Milan coach Inzaghi 'bitter' after Atalanta draw; defends Dimarco penalty

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Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi was left frustrated after their 2-2 draw with Atalanta.

Lautaro Martinez had Inter ahead, then Ruslan Malinovskyi scored one and created another for Rafael Toloi to turn the game around.

Edin Dzeko equalised, before a late flurry saw Federico Dimarco firing a penalty onto the crossbar for Inter.

“People without doubt were entertained, but we feel a bitter taste from this draw, as we feel that we could've had more. We fell apart a little after the missed penalty, but saw an excellent Inter in much of the first half and the second too against a very strong Atalanta," Inzaghi told DAZN.

“It's a pleasure for a coach to see players come off the bench with that attitude and making the difference. The second half was a very good level. We did very well in the opening 25 minutes, then Atalanta were stronger for the rest of the half.

“The regrets are about the second half, as Juan Musso made a couple of great saves and we also had the penalty, so feel we deserved something more."

Inzagh was asked why Dimarco took the penalty at 2-2.

“The decision was mine. This morning Calhanoglu and Lautaro tried penalties, but they had come off. We had Dimarco and Ivan Perisic, Dimarco seemed sharper. It's a pity, as he's been so good this season and deserved to get a winner in front of the Inter fans.

“I am proud, because we saw two teams who gave their all looking for the victory."

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