Inter boss Walter Mazzarri has accepted defeat to Chelsea in the Guinness International Champions Cup. “Results don’t matter right now.”
The San Siro giants lost 2-0 to Jose Mourinho’s men in America, a game which saw Hugo Campagnaro dismissed for the Italians.
“I never like losing on principle, but it's still OK to do so at the moment,” the former Napoli boss told Inter Channel.
“Considering the quality of the opposition we were up against, I'm happy anyway as the result has no bearing on anything at this stage of the season.
“I'm trying to get the team playing a certain way and, unlike against Hamburg, we managed to take the game to our opponents tonight.
“We didn't get the rub of the green and we also needed to be more determined in closing down the spaces when they hit us on the counter.
“We started strongly, but weren't able to open the scoring with that piece of skill from Fredy Guarin. Then we got punished on the first counter-attack.
“The lads held their shape well and despite the result I'm satisfied with the performance. We held our own in the second half too while it was 11 versus 11.
“Then, even with all the substitutions, we managed to avoid conceding a third.”
Inter will next be in action on Sunday in New York when they will face Valencia.
Chelsea 2-0 Inter
Goals: Oscar 14, Hazard pen 28.
Chelsea: Cech (Schwarzer 46); Ivanovic (Azpilicueta 66), Terry, Cahill (Luiz 60), A. Cole (Bertrand 73); Ramirez, Van Ginkel (Obi Mikel, 66); Hazard (Torres 73), Oscar (Essien 46), Moses (Mata 46); Lukaku (Ba 60).
Inter: Handanovic (Carrizo 76); Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus; Nagatomo, Guarin (Olsen 76), Cambiasso (Kuzmanovic 68), Alvarez (Belfodil 68), Pereira (Jonathan 68); Palacio (Capello 76); Icardi (Chivu 60).
Sent off: Campagnaro 59