Simone Inzaghi has “regrets” after Inter took the lead twice in Sunday’s 2-2 at Sampdoria in what was his 200th Serie A game as a manager.
Federico Dimarco’s first Nerazzurri goal, an unstoppable free-kick and a sublime volley by Lautaro Martinez brought the Inter champions in the running for victory at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.
An unfortunate own goal by Edin Dzeko and an expert volley by Tommaso Augello, however, gave Sampdoria a point, with Inter aggravated by Stefano Sensi’s departure due to injury.
“There are regrets, because it is a match that we should have and could have won. A team like ours took the lead twice, then made mistakes with Ivan Perisic, Hakan Calhanoglu and other easy chances, “Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.
“We conceded two goals, one was an own goal that hit Edin Dzeko, the other a Tommaso Augello’s World Cup, but we still had to win.
“We were facing a good team, very well organized, but the regret is also that Sensi was injured and we finished the match with 10 men.
“We need to analyze what happened, because a team like ours that goes forward twice should win. It is a disappointment, but we are moving forward with confidence and we can build on that, although of course we wanted the three points.
“This morning we thought the game would be more open in the last half hour, and that’s what happened until we got down to 10 men.
These are games that you can also lose, so we must regain our strength and get the players back in top form, which is not easy with such a tight schedule ”.
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Despite the setback, Inter took seven points in three games to start the title in defense: a comeback that Inzaghi is content with, given a transfer window of upheaval that saw Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku sold, while head coach Antonio Conte has also left.
“I am very satisfied, because the club, the fans and above all the players are very open to what my staff and I are proposing,” he added.
We knew there would be some difficulties at the beginning, but we have seven points from three games, two of which are away from home.
I knew when I arrived that the club had to sell some important players, but we have introduced others that are well suited to my idea of football and now we are working to move forward. “