Saturday March 30 2013
Strama: 'Inter performance positive'

Andrea Stramaccioni insisted Juventus scored the winning goal against the run of play and revealed Esteban Cambiasso apologised for that awful tackle.

Inter went behind after just three minutes and moments after getting back on level terms were punished again by Alessandro Matri for a 2-1 defeat.

“We conceded the early Fabio Quagliarella goal and with that stunning strike he put the game on the right track for Juventus,” Strama told Sky Sport Italia.

“We improved in the second half and had two great chances, forcing Juve to replace a striker with a midfielder. It’s a pity we conceded the second goal during our best moment of the match.

“We have to maintain our objectives, as Inter put in a positive performance. Juventus are the best side in Serie A, so regrets remain because we had more than one chance to equalise.”

There were Inter complaints over two Giorgio Chiellini tackles, while Cambiasso was sent off in stoppages for a leg-breaker challenge on Sebastian Giovinco.

“I don’t talk about incidents and do not want to comment on the referee’s decisions. Cambiasso’s foul was bad, but he went straight into the Juventus locker room to apologise. These things can happen, but our fair play demands the player apologise.”

Stramaccioni left Fredy Guarin on the bench, as he missed his flight and arrived late back from international duty.

“Guarin did not have a single training session with us. Our two midfielders often went out of position. Mateo Kovacic is the future of Inter and I had no hesitation in fielding him.”