Inter Urged to Show Composure After Painful Week

Federico Dimarco has urged his Inter teammates to avoid desperation after taking another bad beat on Sunday. Only a few days after crashing out of the Champions League on penalties, Nerazzurri shared the spoils with Serie A title-holders Napoli in a 1-1 home draw.

Inter conceded late in both matches. While Memphis Depay’s goal in Madrid led to the Italians’ detriment in Europe, Juan Jesus’ equalizer denied them the chance to post an 11th consecutive top-flight win for only the third time in the club’s history. 

But aside from missing out on a historic feat, tonight’s draw has done little to change the outcome of the 2023/24 Serie A season. Inter still head into March’s international break harboring a handsome 14-point lead on second-placed Milan. 

Unless something unheard of happens down the final stretch, Simone Inzaghi’s side should lift their 20th Scudetto come May. It’s imperative for Inter to stay calm in these unpleasant moments, as recognized by Dimarco. 

We were coming off the back of a match that went to extra time in Madrid,” the Inter wing-back conceded the influence of Wednesday’s trip to Spain, as quoted by TMW. “It’s a draw. It can happen,” Dimarco continued.

We’re still certainly sorry about it. We can’t let this draw stop the work that we’ve done for months now. Now it’s time for the international break. And then when we come back, we have to come back even stronger.

Inter will take on bottom-half minnows Empoli at home after the break. It will be a perfect opportunity for Dimarco and his teammates to return to winning ways and solidify their title chase.

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