Paolo Zanetti was impressed with Venezia’s ‘spirit’ against Inter, but rues the failure to finish off good passing moves in a 2-0 home defeat.
The game was decided by a Hakan Calhanoglu snapshot from distance, which bounced just in front of Sergio Romero into the near bottom corner.
Deep into stoppages, Lautaro Martinez converted a very harsh penalty awarded for Ridgeciano Haps handball.
“The statistics say we had the right spirit, as we never gave in against a side that is on a different level, but we got into the final third so many times and didn’t make the right choices,” Zanetti told Sky Sport Italia.
“We passed the ball in an interesting way, but the moment we got to the edge of the box, we made some really simple errors. Inter also deserve credit for defending with five in those situations.
“Inter are certainly one of the favourites for the Scudetto along with Milan and Napoli. They combine great quality with physicality, stamina and tactical intelligence, so we knew it’d be difficult for us, but we take it as valuable experience.
“This is a wonderful experience for me too as a coach. I don’t know if I am educating the players, they are grown men, but I am trying to create a team mentality and introduce many of them to a different style of football than they are accustomed to.
“We are improving and hopefully will soon be able to express ourselves to the maximum potential.”