Next Game

Inter v Empoli

Sunday, 31 May 2015, 19:45

Italian Serie A

Last Game

Genoa 3 - 2 Inter

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 19:45

Italian Serie A

Stramaccioni proud of Inter

Inter Milan head coach Andrea Stramaccioni hailed his side's monumental effort as they very nearly pulled off a shock triumph against Tottenham in the UEFA Europa League.

Last Updated: 14/03/13 at 23:06 Post Comment

Andrea Stramaccioni: Believes his Inter side made a 'big step forward'

Andrea Stramaccioni: Believes his Inter side made a 'big step forward'

Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, the Italian outfit thrashed Tottenham 4-1 at the San Siro, but ended up exiting the competition on the away-goals rule, with Emmanuel Adebayor's extra-time strike proving decisive.

The 37-year-old has now called on his players to show the same kind of spirit for the remainder of the season as they look to qualify for next season's Champions League.

He told Sky Italia: "This is a fundamental sign we send today and the only positive I can see from this evening is that we won't have midweek games to worry about. It was our best performance of the season.

"The team shook off its fear and always held the initiative. It's a shame about the result, as we conceded after so many scoring opportunities.

"Playing 120 minutes at an incredible level of intensity is tough, but I saw a team that made a big step forward today.

"Now we have a mini-tournament to play in the final ten Serie A games. We've got Sampdoria on Sunday, then Juventus after that.

"The important thing is that today Inter gave their response, showed that we are united and that we won't be broken by the criticism."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

Footer 365

Craig Cathcart out to build on a special 12 months

Northern Ireland and Watford defender Craig Cathcart wants to build on a memorable year for club and country.

Tim Sherwood defends Arsene Wenger's record at Arsenal

Tim Sherwood has praised Arsene Wenger's Arsenal record ahead of the FA Cup final after past criticism of the Frenchman.

Arsene Wenger keen to focus on future ahead of FA Cup final

Arsene Wenger will continue to look to the future, rather than reflect on past glories, if Arsenal can win his sixth FA Cup.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company