Tuesday September 17 2019
Skriniar: 'Inter unacceptable'

Milan Skriniar warns Inter they “were asleep” in the 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague. “It’s unacceptable to play like this in the Champions League.”

The Nerazzurri had been trailing 1-0 and were fortunate not to concede more, but Nicolò Barella volleyed in from a corner in stoppages to equalise.

Considering the other teams in the group are Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, this was in theory the easiest fixture for Inter.

“They are a very physical side and if we had played from the start the way we did in the final minutes, I think it would’ve been a very different game,” Skriniar told Sky Sport Italia.

“We weren’t very concentrated and fell asleep, it’s not good enough. The first match is always the most important, but we have another five to go in this group and have absolutely got to put in more grit and character. This just isn’t good enough.

“We struggled to create chances. I don’t know where the problem was, but we need to analyse this match and discover clearly where to intervene, because it’s unacceptable to play the Champions League opener like this.”

Inter are top of the Serie A table with a perfect record after three rounds and face rivals Milan on Saturday.

“We’ll certainly play the derby with more hunger, as that is different to every other match.”