Sampdoria boss says that it was his idea to form a guard of honor for Inter players.
says that it was his idea to show their respect for the side that has won the competition with a guard of honor.
showed respect to Conte’s men in a manner seen in England before but seemed rare in Italy. Ranieri’s men were defeated by Inter 5-1 with Alexis Sanchez, Roberto Gagliardini, Lautaro Martinez, and Andrea Pinamonti’s goals.
“It’s a pity, as we conceded straight away and then just as we got back into it, we then conceded another straight away,”
the coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“Inter were playing on the wings of enthusiasm and we were not our usual selves. All credit to Inter, and a bit of it was our fault.
“We wanted to do well, because we knew that Inter wanted to celebrate and we didn’t want to be the victims. We know often Inter can sit back and hit you on the counter, but this time they played with far more freedom and enjoyment than usual. We just watched.”
Here is what Ranieri has said about the decision of giving the Serie A winner a guard of honor.
“I told Quagliarella and the lads it would be good to mark the occasion the way they do in England, and they immediately agreed with me.
“This is sport. I believe sport should be in these tiny gestures, especially for a team that won with four rounds to spare. We had it at Leicester, receiving the guard of honor at Chelsea in the next game.”