GENOA – Goals by Federico Dimarco and Lautaro Martinez were not enough for Inter to earn a third consecutive win in as many league games at Marassi, where the early kick-off finished 2-2, as Maya Yoshida and Tommaso Augello popped up with equalisers for the hosts.
“I don’t think the problems today were linked to the international break because we conceded two lucky goals and when we were at our best and more space opened up, we carved out three incredible chances with Perisic, Calhanoglu and Lautaro. We could’ve retaken the lead, but the injury to Sensi made the last 25 minutes tough.”
Inzaghi discussed the midfielder’s injury in greater depth: “Stefano’s knee injury is a big shame and unfortunately, we fear we’ll lose him for a while. He’ll have to be assessed and we’ll see. We also need to see how Dimarco and Bastoni are doing ahead of the game against Real Madrid on Wednesday.”
The coach explained his decision to start Lautaro after an intense international break: “Lautaro, Vidal and Correa all managed to train yesterday, unlike Vecino, and I felt Lautaro had recovered faster than the others. Sanchez only trained with us for three days and couldn’t start.”
The final word was on Dimarco: “He’s a great asset for us. He’s been doing really well and can play as the third defender and a winger. It’s a pleasure to watch him in training. I had to take him off because he put in a shift and got cramp in the 62nd minute. He’s fantastic at free kicks, just like Calhanoglu. They often stay back after training to practise and he’s a key option for us.”