Internazionale failed to secure a victory in the Inter Milan vs Eintracht Frankfurt Europa League match last night. However, they still have the chance to secure their place in the quarterfinals if they can defeat the Bundesliga outfit in the upcoming home match. It now solely relies on the second leg for the ultimate quarterfinal participant.
The result could have been quite different if Kevin Trapp failed to save the penalty taken by Marcelo Brozovic. But, all thanks to the great technique by Trapp that Eintracht Frankfurt ended the match as a goalless draw. On the other hand, several fans also think that if the now-absent Mauro Icardi could have played the game, the result could have been absolutely different.
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While talking about their goalless performance in the Europa League last night, Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti said, “An excellent result can only be seen at the end [of the tie].” The Italian manager then further added, “Whether it is the first leg or the second leg, if you do not go through it is not an excellent result.”
He said, “We threw away an opportunity. We played in a difficult stadium against difficult opponents who know how to play in Europe, but we were in charge of the game for long stretches.” While talking about Brozovic’s penalty error, he said, “Brozovic knows how to take penalties – like [Ivan] Perisic, like [Matteo] Politano.”
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The Inter Milan coach said, “It is always possible to make mistakes. He felt convinced [he could score], but that’s OK.” He also talked about Icardi and said, “I do not want to talk about Icardi – the situation is always the same. There is no more I can add. I have to think about who is available.” He then also added, “Even in midfield, players are missing. We are short.”
Luciano Spalletti later also said, “The doctor said that in his view the necessary period for treatment had terminated. He replied: ‘No, I still feel pain. I’ll tell you when I feel ready to play’.” He then further added, “I acknowledged what he said and went back home. The director [Beppe Marotta] will tell you the rest.”