Penalty was the only way we could concede a goal - Simone Inzaghi

Mon 25 October 2021 | 5:10

Simone Inzaghi believes that a penalty was the only way the opponent could have scored and Inter controlled Juventus from start to finish.

Last night in the ninth round of Serie A, Inter hosted Juventus at the San Siro Stadium. The Nerazzurri initially took the lead with a goal from

Edin Dzeko

in the 17th minute, but the referee's controversial decision in the 89th minute gave Bianconeri a penalty to end the game 1-1.

It was I think the only way we could concede a goal. It’s disappointing, as I feel we controlled the game from start to finish, we allowed Juventus nothing and I am not happy to have seen two points thrown away,”

Inzaghi told DAZN.

“The referee was right there, he could see the incident and didn’t need to be called over for that. I am disappointed for our fans, as we played well and deserved more.”

Inzaghi was sent off for protesting against the referee after the penalty was awarded.

“We were never under pressure, we controlled from start to finish. I admit my gesture was not a good image to portray, but I felt in that moment it was not a VAR incident.

“As a coach, at the 89th minute of a game like that, with the referee right there waving play on, it’s natural you’re going to get a bit angry the way I did.”


took a defensive stance towards the end of the game, but Inzaghi does not believe in this view.

“We used up a lot of energy pressing all over the pitch in the first half, we knew Juve could introduce Chiesa, Dybala and others from the bench, so we were a bit deeper, but I still maintain we allowed nothing to Juve.

“Juventus are a side who flourish on the counter and we allowed them nothing. The whole team worked hard, helping each other out and the result is harsh on us.

“Ivan Perisic was already tired at the end of the first half, he had a slight flexor issue, but showed me he was able to continue. When he got the yellow card 20 minutes from the time, I felt it best to remove him.”





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