19 Sep Inter 1-1 Slavia Prague: ‘I am unable to immediately flip ducklings into swans’ – Antonio Conte names himself ‘essential dunce’ after poor efficiency
The Serie A facet stay undefeated in aggressive play however can rely themselves fortunate to have picked up a degree in Europe this week
Inter coach Antonio Conte has referred to as for endurance from followers as he implements his teaching model with the Nerazzurri, after the Italian facet struggled to a 1-1 draw towards Slavia Prague of their Champions League group stage opener on Tuesday night.
The Czech outfit performed aggressively at San Siro and took a deserved lead via Peter Olayinka, gorgeous the house facet earlier than substitute Nico Barella discovered the web deep in second-half added time to grab a degree and spare some blushes.
Inter stay unbeaten in aggressive play this season on account of Barella’s late strike, however the warning indicators from Tuesday’s conflict prompted former Chelsea boss Conte to induce perseverance from the surface because the gamers adapt to his tactical set-up and shouldered the blame for a poor exhibiting.
“Slavia beat us when it comes to depth, willpower, tempo,” Conte stated. “We confirmed nothing of our concepts of football. You appear to suppose I arrive right here, contact and the ducklings flip into swans. There’s numerous work to do and we have to enhance. That was not our football.
“Once I say we shouldn’t let ourselves get swept up in enthusiasm, I imply it. I’m right here to assist these lads enhance, so put the blame on me.
“I refuse to speak about people, as a result of we had been all beneath par at this time, ranging from me. I’m the primary onto the naughty step, the principle dunce.
“I usually hate the lengthy ball and run routine, as that’s not our football, however that’s what we largely did at this time. It wasn’t the plan. Slavia definitely performed in a really European means, aggressive and with depth.
“We didn’t do nicely to seek out options and get round that. In different video games, we had been up towards sides who sat again and waited for us, whereas Slavia attacked us. We struggled and, to be trustworthy, I’m not happy with the efficiency.
“I should be the primary to take accountability, as a result of evidently I didn’t have the impact I needed in my preliminary decisions or in explaining the sort of match we had been going into.
“We might’ve performed much better. This isn’t the sort of football we’re coaching to play. We’ve bought to enhance when it comes to character, too. However once I discuss a development course of, that comes from enjoying in video games like this as nicely.”