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Inzaghi ‘satisfied’ with Inter despite lackluster Sociedad draw

Simone Inzaghi emphasizes that he doesn’t want to see any sad faces after Inter’s draw with Real Sociedad, as they went into the Champions League draw as second seeds.

Inter boss Simone Inzaghi explained that his decision for squad rotation was because of the fact that they were already in the Round of 16. But Inter needed a victory to secure the top spot. Despite Real Sociedad dominating possession, the best scoring opportunities were for Inter.

“We knew that second place would make for a tougher draw, but I don’t want to see sad faces, I only want to see smiles as we finished the group unbeaten. And We are in the Round of 16 for the third year running. We are very satisfied,” Inzaghi told Mediaset and Sky Sport Italia.

“We wanted another win in front of our fans, we didn’t manage it tonight, but we tried until the 95th minute. And We were up against a quality opponent and Inter had the best scoring opportunities.

We are in December, we need to reach June with Lautaro, Barella and others in one piece.

“Real Sociedad are a great side, we only allowed them a bit of possession in the first 25 minutes and never risked anything then either. The pity is that we didn’t convert the chances, but we finish unbeaten and are second only on goal difference.”

Inzaghi emphasizes the importance of rotating Inter’s squad following the Sociedad draw

Inzaghi’s decision to introduce Lautaro Martinez in the 65th minute and for Marcus Thuram, rather than as a strike partner with Marko Arnautovic, may raise questions.

“We are in December, we need to reach June with Lautaro, Barella and others in one piece. They also had international duty, so were never really given the opportunity to rest and they needed it. In my view, that was a priority. I am very satisfied with what the team did and we must continue in this direction.”

Inzaghi also spoke about the excellent performances of Alexis Sanchez and Marko Arnautovic.

“Yes, they are giving us a hand. It’s normal that they are not at 100 per cent when not playing as often, but they will improve as time goes on.”

Benfica secured a 3-1 victory over RB Salzburg in dramatic fashion, securing third place in the group and earning a spot in the Europa League play-off.

“We’ll see what the draw has to say. We finished second in the group last season and reached the Final, after all.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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