Antonio Conte said there was nothing to change for Inter Milan players despite having to wait until the 90th minute to tie Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 in the Champions League earlier this morning.
Inter were on the verge of victory after Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring shortly after the second half continued but Ramy Bensebaini’s penalty and Jonas Hofmann’s late goal seemed to change the direction of the match in favor of the Bundesliga representative.
However, Lukaku made it close at the end of the game for both teams to share points after Inter lost Alexis Sanchez due to an adductor injury in the first half of the Group B match in Milan.
Head coach Conte declined to blame his players and said the loss of wing defender Achraf Hakimi, who was confirmed positive for the coronavirus shortly before the match began, had a huge impact on his team.
“We need to focus on giving our best on the field,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“That’s all we have to do, it’s not an easy thing to receive positive Hakimi news (COVID-19) at 5 pm.
“Until this morning, he is still training with us. He should have started the match, so we have prepared the match tactics with him.
“I tell the players to face every situation with pride.
“It’s not easy from a psychological point of view but our players are good people and players.
“Tonight, we are doing our best on a great and potential team, a team that has technical and physical qualities.
“I can not remember a rescue action Samir Handanovic, otherwise we have a chance to win this match. I have nothing to change our players.
“Undoubtedly, we need to improve some situations where there are mistakes and we need to work hard not to repeat it,” he said.