Simone Inzaghi believes Inter could’ve even won against Torino if they had only equalised earlier, shrugged off the penalty controversy and confessed ‘we know that to win the Scudetto again, we must do more.’
The Nerazzurri struggled throughout the match in Turin, going behind to a Gleison Bremer tap-in after a corner until Alexis Sanchez snatched an equaliser deep into stoppages.
“Toro were more aggressive in the first half, but Berisha also made two stunning saves. We came on with the right momentum, deserved to equalise earlier and if we had done, then we may well have won,” Inzaghi told DAZN.
“We know that to win the Scudetto again, we must do more and take a different approach to these games, even if there are some excuses.”
“We lost energy and players in a crucial moment of the season, but that mustn’t be an alibi. Clearly, we can do better.
“Now we have 10 finals, plus the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final, so we must try to recover energy and do as well as possible.
“Unfortunately, the recent run of poor results came during the busiest period of the season. Now we hope to get everyone back to full fitness for this final push.
“I am not worried, because I know we have the opportunity now to train properly, we have time to analyse the situations that occurred and recover some of that mental and physical fatigue.
“I think the initial approach was not good tonight, but we still created so many scoring opportunities even with that in mind.”
Inzaghi was asked if Inter felt the pressure of being considered Scudetto favourites after so many had doubted them at the start, but replied with a sideswipe at Milan, who crashed out of the Champions League in December.
“We knew where we were starting from, we made everyone reconsider their views of us and are proud of that.
“Some of the teams ahead of us had more time to train and prepare for their matches, but we will have that situation too now and want to make the most of it.
“There are many teams challenging for the top of the table and it’s going to be a fascinating season.”
There was immense controversy in the first half when Andrea Ranocchia appeared to clearly catch Andrea Belotti on the foot, yet VAR did not intervene to even suggest an on-field review.
Inzaghi had not yet seen it, so watched the replay in the studio.
“I see foot and then ball, the referee is right there. He could evaluate it. We’ve already paid a price for protesting refereeing decisions and I was suspended, so I’ll leave that to others.”
A huge moment in both the game and the Serie A title race!
Torino felt they should have had a penalty when Andrea Belotti was brought down in the box 👀
Did Andrea Ranocchia get the tiniest of touches on the ball? 🔎🤔 pic.twitter.com/9fSIgDsYYw
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 13, 2022