Mauro Icardi urged Inter not to “get depressed” after their first defeat of the season, a 3-1 home loss to Udinese. “We’re not used to losing.”
The Nerazzurri hadn’t experienced this feeling since May and could now lose the Serie A leadership to Napoli.
“It was a strange game, because we’re not used to losing,” Icardi told Inter TV.
“We put in a fantastic performance in the first half and had a good 20 shots on goal, but could’ve done better after the break. Udinese started the second half really strong and we made far too many mistakes, errors that are really not like us, and that boosted their confidence.
“We lost today, but I think we’re still all happy with the work we’ve been putting in. We need to get straight back on our feet and do our work. You can’t win all the time, that’s football.”
There had already been a warning sign on Tuesday night when Inter were held to a 0-0 Coppa Italia draw by Serie C side Pordenone, eventually going through only on penalties.
“It was practically a whole other line-up in that game, so I don’t think we were tired. Let’s not seek excuses. We should’ve done better, but dips can happen.
“We must continue working the way we have done so far this season and not get depressed over one defeat. We mustn’t think negative, as we’ve had a great journey so far and we know the final objective.”