Marko 'misses and hits'!

21 February,2024 06:40 AM IST |  Milan  |  AFP

Inter boss Simone Inzaghi all praise for striker Arnautovic who squanders chances galore before redeeming himself by netting winner against Atletico

Inter Milan’s Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring against Atletico Madrid. Pic/AFP

Simone Inzaghi is ready to give Marko Arnautovic more game time after the wasteful Austria forward redeemed himself with the winning goal in Inter Milan's 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Arnautovic won the last 16, first leg clash at the San Siro after replacing injured Marcus Thuram at half-time, and he is set for more minutes as his French teammate recovers and matches come thick and fast.

Wasted opportunities

The 34-year-old, who has had a tough season, had frustrated home fans with a series of wasted opportunities including a dreadful miss just after the hour mark which had supporters' heads in their hands. "He will be really valuable to us as he has been up to now. He and Alexis Sanchez are doing well for how they work, how they train and how they are with teammates," Inzaghi told reporters.

Simone Inzaghi

"He came into the match really well, we were disappointed for the chances he missed but strikers should worry when they're not getting any opportunities. I was a striker, I had periods in which I didn't have any chances and I was always more worried than when I did have them and I either had a great goalkeeper in front of me or I missed the target." Inzaghi said that he hoped to lose Thuram only "for a short period of time" before he has tests on the thigh injury which ended his match.

Diego Simeone said that he's positive for next month's return leg in Madrid despite his team not having a single shot on target here. "We didn't have many chances unlike recent games. We controlled the match for long, but in the second half, they created more chances," he said.

Diego stays optimistic

"I'm optimistic, we lost today but we still have the home leg to play. We know what we'll come up against, and how they play as we've just played them. Hopefully, we'll be able to take advantage," he added.

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!
inter milan Atletico Madrid sports news football
Related Stories