Inter Boss Simone Inzaghi Rues Missed Chances Against Milan

As Milan salvaged a 1-1 draw from the hands of Inter in the first Derby della Madonnina of the Italian season, Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi expressed his disappoint of having failed to inflict Milan’s first defeat in Serie A and the prospect of taking all three points away at the San Siro.

Speaking to the press after the match in his press conference (via FCInter1908), Inzaghi looked unhappy with the final scoreline – something that could have well gone their way had Lautaro Martinez not missed Inter’s second penalty of the night in the first half.

“We need to improve, that’s how it goes right now. Normal that the game has given us knowledge but of course we want to win because we are we want to shorten the gap to the top,” he said.

He was then quizzed about Martinez’s ineffective penalty after Milan won a goal back through Stefan De Vrij’s own goal.

Inzaghi said: We know the attackers live in moments. Once every ball was a goal, now he hits the post, misses a penalty and the goalkeeper makes a miracle. He must continue to work like this and his situation will be resolved as soon as possible. Our penalty takers are Lautaro, Calhanoglu and Perisic. I think there is a clear hierarchy, but the players on the pitch live on sensations and in the moment.”

Finally, the former Lazio legend gave his thoughts on how the match fared for his team.

“The performance gives us awareness, there are still 26 games to go. We hope that the players who have left do not have any major problems because in 15 days we will be playing another important game. I’m not happy with the result. It is a game that gives us courage, we know that we have to shorten on these teams that are having an impressive path,” explained Inazghi.

Milan sit in second place, still unbeaten and level with first-placed Napoli, on 32 points. Inter however, succumb to their fourth draw of the season and trail the duo by seven points.