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Beppe Marotta said both he and Antonio Conte “had a wonderful experience at Juventus, but want to take Inter back where they belong.”

“It is an early fixture in an intermediary phase of the season, so will simply give indications going forward,” the Inter director – formerly of Juventus – told Sky Sport Italia before Sunday’s match,

“I am working for Inter, it is another chapter, another story, with the same adrenaline and passion. I am happy to be here and hope it is a wonderful advertisement for all of Italian football.”

Milan Skriniar admits Inter “need to be more aggressive in our defending around the penalty area” after defeats to Barcelona and Juventus.

The Nerazzurri lost 2-1 midweek at Camp Nou and the same result this evening in the Derby d’Italia at San Siro.

“It has been a mixed week, because we played not badly in Barcelona and here tonight too. We kept the ball and created chances, but were unable to score the goals,” the defender told Sky Sport Italia.

“Juve are a strong side, we all knew that. We have a lot to improve and that’s the beauty of it, as we are constantly learning and developing.

Antonio Conte saw “a very balanced encounter, although we should not be comparing ourselves to Juventus right now. There are no short-cuts” for a young Inter.

The Nerazzurri had a perfect start to the Serie A season with six consecutive victories, but they were beaten 2-1 at home by Maurizio Sarri’s Juve and therefore also lose the top of the table.

“I think we above all paid for Sensi’s injury the moment he went off, as we rather lost our way. We didn’t start the second half well, but then it was more balanced again and either team could score,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.

Gonzalo Higuain sent Juventus top of Serie A, and handed Antonio Conte his first league defeat as Inter boss, as the reigning champions secured a 2-1 victory at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Inter started slow and Paulo Dybala took full advantage of some early Juventus pressure to put his side ahead after just four minutes.

But Inter started to win the battle in midfield and it was no surprise when equalized after Matthijs de Ligt handball that Lautaro Martinez cooly converted.

Lukaku Inter Milan

Romelu Lukaku and team-mate Marcelo Brozovic had to be separated by Alexis Sanchez after a row erupted in the Inter dressing room following the Champions League match against Slavia Prague.

Lukaku is reported to have criticized his team-mates’ inability to follow Antonio Conte’s tactics and infuriated Brozovic by accusing the Croatian of losing possession on too many occasions during the 1-1 draw.

The conversation between Lukaku and Brozovic started in a calm manner in the Inter changing room before tensions reached boiling point as the midfielder responded to the Belgian’s criticism, pointing out a missed opportunity in front of goal.

Inter Manager Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte insists he can’t turn ‘ducklings into swans’ after his Inter Milan side drew with Slavia Prague in their Champions League opener.

Inter Milan required an injury-time equaliser from Nicolo Barella to earn a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Barella volleyed in the rebound after a free-kick from Stefano Sensi hit the crossbar.

Slavia’s 23-year-old striker Peter Olayinka was dangerous throughout and put the visitors ahead shortly after the hour mark by turning in a rebound from close range.

Conte believes he needs time to turn Inter into a strong team this campaign.

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Inter needed an injury-time equaliser from Nicolo Barella to earn a 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the opening match of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Barella volleyed in the rebound after a free kick from Stefano Sensi hit the crossbar.

To be far, Inter were lucky to get a point, as Slavia Prague looked like the team most likely to score for long periods of the match.

With Barcelona drawing at Dortmund, will Inter be left to rue these two dropped points at the end of the group stages?

Beppe Marotta said Antonio Conte’s Juventus was “weaker” than the current Inter squad and they’ll be more competitive in the Champions League.

“Conte is a winning Coach. His experience with Juventus was with a different squad and in more difficult circumstances, with what was a weaker team than the one he has today at Inter.

“We don’t know our level yet and are unfamiliar with the opponents too, that is the main difference in the Champions League compared to Serie A,” the director told Sky Sport Italia.

The Nerazzurri are already clear at the top of the Serie A table, the only team to have won all three rounds.

Serie A has once again show how little they care about its players being racially abused after the league decided not to punish Cagliari, after fans directed monkey chants at Lukaku.

In the Serie A fixture on September 1, Lukaku stepped up to score the penalty that would ensure his side a 2-1 victory and was subjected to vile abuse.

After scoring he stood still and stared at those who had make the noises but the Sardinian club have not been sanctioned.

The explanation given by the governing body is that the nature of the chants were not deemed to be ‘discriminatory’.

Champions League Trophy

Romelu Lukaku should be fit to start Inter’s Champions League opener against Slavia Prague tonight.

Lukaku was considered a doubt to face Slavia, but the striker is being tipped to partner Lautaro Martinez in Inter’s attack.

Elsewhere, Danilo D’Ambrosio should come into central defence at Diego Godin’s expense and Valentino Lazaro is in line for his official debut on the right wing.

Slavia, meanwhile, are in the Champions League group stage for only the second time in their history after winning the Czech title last season.

Midfielder Josef Husbauer is their only player with Serie A experience, having played twice for Cagliari in 2015.