Andrea Stramaccioni insists he is “happy to have given so many youngsters their debut” despite Inter’s 3-0 defeat to Rubin Kazan.
The teams were level at the top of the table, but today’s result means the Russians will qualify as the leaders with Inter second.
“Right now it does irritate me to have lost this way. We took the initiative for 70 minutes in a difficult arena against a team that was at full-strength,” said the Coach.
“We conceded the goals at the very start and the very end. We fielded a very young team and gave a debut to our ninth Primavera youth team player this season, proving our academy is prolific and sending a good sign for all of Italian football.
“I therefore compliment Romanò, Benassi and Donkor. We are happy to have given so many youngsters their debut in Europe.”