Stefan de Vrij reveals Inter have been ‘working on preventative marking’ to avoid conceding counter-attacks, but they were ‘disappointed’ by the 1-1 draw with Juventus.
The Nerazzurri had been in front through Edin Dzeko, who redirected a Hakan Calhanoglu effort that bounced off the woodwork, but Paulo Dybala converted a last-minute penalty for the Denzel Dumfries high foot on Alex Sandro.
“We are very disappointed about the result. I was near the incident, there didn’t seem to be much in it, then VAR called and he gave it. Obviously, we are very disappointed at the way the game ended,” De Vrij told DAZN.
Inter have fumbled nine points from leading situations so far this season, second only to Hellas Verona with 10.
Other than these goals, there were relative few real scoring opportunities at either end in the Derby d’Italia and De Vrij explains that is because they have been actively focusing on defensive positions with coach Simone Inzaghi.
“We worked really hard during the week on preventative marking, because we’ve conceded too many counter-attacks lately, so we had to do better. It means when we do lose the ball, we are set out better and it worked tonight, as we allowed very little on the break.”