Monday February 14 2011
Maicon: Inter must start again

Inter full-back Douglas Maicon has played down last night's defeat to Juventus and insists that the Italian champions can still retain their Scudetto.

Leonardo's side lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Derby d'Italia, but came close to equalising when Samuel Eto'o hit the bar after 89 minutes.

"They deserved the victory, but we pushed until the end and in the second half we massacred them, forcing Juventus to play in their own half even with 10 men behind the ball," Maicon said.

"That second half confirmed our strength to us. Now Wednesday's game against Fiorentina is decisive: if we win in Florence, we can still think about the Scudetto."

Inter currently lie eight points adrift of League leaders Milan, but still have a game in hand.

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