Inzaghi on Inter's draw against Sampdoria: We should've & could've won

Sun 12 September 2021 | 13:26

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi says the team has "regrets" after squandering their leads two times and draw 2-2 with Sampdoria.

The Nerazzurri's match-winning opening to the season came to an end at Marassi, when they took the lead twice through

Federico Dimarco


Lautaro Martinez

, only to be halted 2-2. 

They were practically forced to ten men for the last 10-15 minutes after

Stefano Sensi

sustained an injury after all of the substitutes had been made. 

"There are regrets, because it's a game we should've and could've won. A team like ours took the lead twice, then made mistakes with the Ivan Perisic, Hakan Calhanoglu and other easy chances.

"We conceded two goals, one was an own goal that hit Edin Dzeko, the other a worldie from Tommaso Augello, but we still should've won.

"We were up against a good team that was very well-organised, but the regrets also are that Sensi picked up that injury and we finished the game with 10 men."

Sensi has also missed international action with Italy due to injury, indicating that this is a chronic problem for the playmaker.

"Unfortunately, it's not good news. He trained a couple of days, I thought he was doing well, then unfortunately we also had to change Dimarco and I was left in the final 20 minutes facing a game where we had been creating chances, but ended up down to 10 men. Sensi unfortunately is not going to recover for Real Madrid, we'll see for Alessandro Bastoni, while it seems Dimarco only had cramp.

"It was hot, the pitch was not in great condition, but I still believe we played well against a very dangerous opponent."

Inter defeated Genoa 4-0 in their first

Serie A

 match and had to come back from a 1-0 behind to defeat Hellas Verona. 

"We need to analyse what happened, because a team like ours that goes in front twice ought to win. It's disappointing, but we go forward with confidence and can build on this, even if naturally we wanted three points.

"We had assumed this morning that the game would be more open in the final half-hour, and that's what was happening until we went down to 10 men. These are matches you can even lose, so we must find our strength and get players back to full fitness, which isn't easy with such a compressed calendar."

Despite this, Inter has had a great start to the season, collecting seven points from the first three games.

"I am very satisfied, because the club, fans and above all the players are very open to what my staff and I are proposing. We knew there could be some difficulties early on, but we have seven points from three games, two of them away from home.

"I knew when I arrived that the club had to sell some important players, but we brought in others who are well-suited to my idea of football and now we work going forward."


source: SportMob