Inter began their Champions League campaign with a draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Lukaku’s second-half brace wasn’t enough to secure a win for the Nerazzurri.
This is what Antonio Conte had to say after the match:
On Hakimi’s positive COVID-19 Result:
“Receiving the news about Hakimi testing positive for COVID-19 certainly wasn’t easy. It wasn’t easy from a psychological point of view, but the lads approached the match with the right spirit.”
On Eriksen’s performance:
“Christian did really well, displaying great commitment and application. I asked him to be more decisive on the ball, and, just like the rest of his teammates, his performance was positive.”
Regarding limited options on the bench:
“We didn’t have a lot of options on the bench. Bastoni has only trained twice with the group, while Brozovic has had a muscle problem. Furthermore, Sensi wasn’t available and Nainggolan has only been involved in one training session. We were then forced to substitute Sanchez at half-time due to an adductor problem.”
Starting the CL campaign with a draw:
“We played well this evening against a very decent side. We took the game to our opponents, We created a lot of opportunities. I can’t reproach the lads at all, but we can obviously improve and rectify our mistakes.”
Inter will take on Shakhtar next.