Simone Inzaghi “saw the responses I was looking for” and welcomed back Felipe Anderson after a 3-2 Europa League defeat to Zulte Waregem.
The Biancocelesti had come back from 2-0 down to draw in Belgium, but were undone by a ferocious shot from the edge of the box.
“Once we equalised, we should not have conceded that avoidable third goal. We ended the night without injuries, we had some good comebacks,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“It’s a pity about the result, as we wanted to end the group unbeaten, but we played the game we had to in the circumstances. The second goal might’ve had a deflection, but the first and third were certainly avoidable.
“I saw the responses I was looking for, despite the result.”
Felipe Anderson made his first official appearance of the season and had a hand in both goals.
“I was very satisfied. I had told him initially he’d play for less, but he was at the service of the team for 25 minutes and did well with the ball at his feet. It was his first competitive match in four and a half months, so he did very well.
“I want us to always continue playing for the win, regardless of the fixture. The group phase was a mini-tournament of six games, but in the knockout round we must try to get an advantage from the first leg away from home. If we continue like this, then we can go far.”