Tuesday April 1 2014
Hernanes: Chin up, carry on!

Hernanes has admitted that Inter’s last-gasp dropped points at Livorno ‘hurts’, but says the club’s only option is to look to the next game.

The Nerazzurri were held to a 2-2 draw by their struggling hosts in Week 31’s closing fixture on Monday evening, despite having had a 2-0 lead going into the break.

“If I could choose, I'd have preferred not to have scored and won the match,” Hernanes, who opened the night’s scoring, reflected post-match.

“I'd swap that right now if I could. But we need to move forward without grumbling and work towards our next game.

“That's how it went, we could have done better, it's another match in which we've not managed to take home the three points.

“If we don't move up the table and the sides behind us do, obviously the ‘European zone’ begins to stretch out a bit.

“I've got high hopes for the end of the season, the team has misplaced a few passes but we're a good side with top players. I believe we'll have a strong end to the campaign.

“This hurts because we were aiming high, we could have ended this run of games with a good league position. And yet we stay where we are but, as I've said, I don't want to resort to moaning and talking about regrets.

“Let's keep our chin up and prepare well for the Bologna game. I've got a lot of faith and high expectations for a great finish to the league. We're not far off, we play good football, have top players, we're really not far off.”