Simone Inzaghi praised him a lot inter Milan side by side 2-0 win against rivals AC Milan in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final but said he should have scored more than two goals in an “extraordinary” first half.
edin dzeko Earlier in the San Siro, after eight minutes, a good volley gave Inter the lead. henrik mukhtaryan Three minutes later, they doubled their lead.
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but with Hakan Kalhanoglu Hitting the post despite a challenge review and Inter’s penalty award overturned Lautaro MartinezInzaghi said he should have made more of his early dominance.
Inzaghi said, “We had an exceptional first half, the scoreline was tighter than it should have been.” “The boys were really great in managing such an emotional match.
“We have to keep going like this. We know that we are just one step away from the dream we believed in from August till today.”
The second leg is on Tuesday in what is sure to be another special European night at the San Siro when Inter have the advantage of home support at the stadium they share with their city rivals. the winner will face either real Madrid Or Manchester Citywho drew their first leg 1–1.
“It’s obviously a derby, so it’s even more emotional,” said Inzaghi. “Boys know we got to do what we did benfica [in the quarterfinal]: Not thinking about managing the match, but playing my game, with the quality we have shown on the field.”
Milan were missing the key ahead take rafaelwho has not fully recovered from a thigh injury sustained over the weekend, and defender fikayo tomori admitted that they initially failed to deal with the pressure of a semi-final which was dubbed the “Euroderby” in Italy.
“Obviously disappointed. The way we started the game, conceding two early goals,” he told BT Sport. “First from a corner and then straight afterwards. It’s difficult when it’s 0-0 but to go two goals down in the first 15 minutes is a kick in the teeth.
“It took us a while to get back in the game. There was a bit of anxiety in the team. You can’t do that in this kind of game.”
Milan improved in the second half and were shooting towards the end filled with their fans in a sea of red and black.
brahim diaz Initially fired wide of the left post, but later on Inter almost out of sight. none closed alessandro bastoni and he threw the ball past the goalkeeper but Dzeko mike mignon Somehow managed to parry the shot with his foot.
The Rossoneri should have pulled one back in the 63rd minute but Sandro TonaliK’s attempt went off the base of the left post.
“I know my team, I know my players, I know we can do better,” said Milan manager Stefano Pioli. “I know Inter is a very strong team, but we are no less. It will be a tough night mentally for both teams, the last chance to reach the final.
“We have a chance to trouble them, score goals, try to get it back on track… We have to give everything we have – talent and heart – to turn a situation that It has become difficult but not impossible.”
This report used information from The Associated Press.