Inter lost the Derby Della Madonnina thanks to Ibrahimovic’s brace early on. Inter fought hard to make a comeback but their effort left in vain.
The match was a struggle throughout defensively for Inter.
Antonio Conte: “Tonight, we paid the price: we conceded two avoidable goals. Defensive solidity is very important.”
“It’s a real shame, because the game ended in a loss, and, worst of all, it’s a Derby defeat.”
“We all need to improve, but, had we made more of our chances, people would be talking about a different Inter.”
“We created a lot of chances and deserved at least a draw. Well done to Milan, who hung in there.”
Antonio Conte praised Barella’s unpredictability and workload and said:
“Barella often got into the box and has the ability to be that kind of player. He’s got a big future ahead of him. He was able to get some shots away, which is a good sign.”
Inter will begin their Champions League campaign this week followed by 7 games in the next 23 days. Conte said, “we can’t afford any injuries with seven games in 23 days.”