Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi has admitted his position is in jeopardy after an “undeserved defeat” by Roma.
José Mourinho’s side have returned from behind to increase the pressure on the Inter boss, whose team is eight points behind first-place leaders Napoli in the Serie A standings.
The loss ended a seven straight league win streak at the San Siro, but despite the result, Inzaghi believes it was the best game they’ve played this season.
“Absolutely undeserved defeat. It was our best game of the season and we came up with a result that burns and hurts,” he told DAZN.
“We have to do more – at the moment we are not doing enough. We hit the crossbar, our goalkeeper didn’t make a save. As a coach, I got a great response from the players. I’m sorry to lose in front of the fans who supported us.”
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The defeat was Inter’s second in a row in Serie A, with Inzaghi’s team also losing three of their last four matches and he admitted his position was in jeopardy.
“I’m in danger? There are always coaches, in every game and every week. We need to work harder,” he added.
“Losing never brings peace, but tonight I saw my Inter again, who won two trophies. With work, we have to get out of this moment.”
Inter don’t have time to lick their wounds as they face a big Champions League test against Barcelona on Tuesday, a game where Inzaghi doesn’t expect injured striker Romelu Lukaku to be available.
“At Lukaku, I’m not sure about the Champions League and against Sassuolo,” Inzaghi said. “We hope to bring it back soon because it works well.”