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Spalletti Not Getting Carried Away With Inter Wins

Luciano Spalletti was still critical of Inter after they defeated Chelsea 2-1. “I don’t understand why we make certain errors when controlling the ball.”

The Nerazzurri won the Singapore section of the International Champions Cup thanks to victories over Lyon, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Today’s 2-1 win against Antonio Conte’s side saw them concede their only goal of the tournament – put into his own net from 40 yards out by Geoffrey Kondogbia.

“We did well up until the hour mark, then we started making mistakes,” said the Coach in his post-match press conference.

“I don’t understand why we make certain errors when controlling the ball. I don’t see why we should do well for 60-70 minutes and then give up, handing the advantage to a strong opponent who needs no extra help.

“Maybe it’s because we played two days ago against Bayern Munich and there was fatigue. With the players we’ve got, we should not be misplacing passes like that.

“We need to work on having more of a balance. You can get a dip in form, but not that big and that sudden. I do my work as best I can, it’s possible I lose intensity at times, but that doesn’t mean I crumble to nothing.”

On the tour in general Spalletti added:

“I’m pleased with the professionalism and willingness my players have shown. We can improve of course.

“We need to maintain our balance a bit better and be more assured on the ball when in tight spots but we’ve had to play lots of games close together so they’re somewhat excused in that sense.

“I’m very happy with how they performed regardless of the results. It’s been an enjoyable tournament and a very good experience.

“Well done to the organisers in Singapore. We’ve all been really impressed by the beautiful venue, the comfort and the cleanliness.”