Wednesday November 25 2020
Handanovic: 'Inter didn't prove ourselves'

Samir Handanovic admits Inter didn’t ‘prove ourselves on the pitch’ and made life too easy for Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Eden Hazard converted an early penalty for an avoidable Nicolò Barella foul, then Arturo Vidal was sent off for two quick yellow cards.

Rodrygo sealed the 2-0 result at San Siro in the second half.

“It’s a complicated situation, hope springs eternal and we’ll see what happens,” Handanovic told Sky Sport Italia.

“We knew this was a very tough group, but we had to prove ourselves on the pitch and ultimately what happens there is the decider.

“I think Real Madrid are less accustomed to defending than they are passing the ball, so when they take an early lead, they move the ball around rapidly and you are left chasing shadows.

“This sort of game is their bread and butter.”