Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti disappointed with his side after Champions League ouster

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti disappointed with his side after Champions League ouster

- Inter Milan crash out of the 2018-19 Champions League group stage after failing to beat PSV

- A goal each from Hirving Lorzano and Mauro Icardi ensured both sides shared the spoils after regulation period

- Inter boss Spalletti has however expressed his disappointments after the games

- In spite of crashing out of the UCL, they will play in the knockout stages of the Europa league

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti is disappointed with his side following their elimination from this season's UEFA Champions League tournament.

The Italian League giants were forced to 1-1 draw by Dutch topflight side PSV Eindhoven at the San Siro Stadium on Tuesday, December 11.

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A goal each from Hirving Lorzano and Mauro Icardi ensured both sides avoided defeat on the last match day of the group stage.

The Serie A giants however dropped to the UEFA second tier competition while PSV's chance of reaching the next stage of either European championship came to an end after last night's game.

Inter needed a win over their visitors while hoping Tottenham lose to Barcelona in the other game to be able to qualify to the next stage.

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But their game ended in a score draw courtesy of Kwadwo Asamoah's first-half blunder which led to the early goal from the visitors.

The Ghanaian midfielder attempted to dribble Steven Bergwijn but the PSV winger won the ball and set up Lazano Bahena for the opener before Mauro Icardi levelled for the host in the final quarter.

"We did not manage to remain calm even though everything was still possible after the mistake by Asamoah which led to the goal, " Spalletti told Sky Sports Italia.

"They counter-attacked a lot, something that increased the tension and nervousness and these are things that make you lose focus on the game.

"We suffered too many counter-attacks, counter attacks that did not cause us too much damage but it was how we wanted to manage the game when we set up the game plan.

"We are bitterly disappointed with the result, it hurts for all of us. It’s also tough to take for our fans. We weren’t as composed as we should have been after their goal. We became nervous and gave the ball away too much.

"We thus became disorganised from a tactical point of view and wasted too much energy chasing them down on the break. This wasn’t the correct way to manage the game, " he added.

YEN.com.gh recalls that Mauro Icardi's wife Wanda Nara shed tears after Inter Milan crashed out of the Champions League following a 1-1 draw with PSV at San Siro.

The Dutch side took the lead in the first half but Icardi's header in the 73rd minute seemed to be enough to send the Neazzuri through to the next round.

But Lucas Moura's goal five minutes from time at the Camp Nou earned the Londoners a draw and a place in the last 16 alongside Barcelona.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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