Mazzarri rues Inter Milan’s wasted chances

Milan, March 28: Inter Milan head coach Walter Mazzarri was left frustrated after his side wasted chances in their 0-0 draw at home against Udinese in Serie A here.

Mazzarri said Thursday that Inter deserved to win as they created some scoring chances in the second half, reports Xinhua.

“I didn’t like the first half. Udinese are a strong side who pressed us all over the field and closed down all the spaces. In the second half we deserved to score at least 2-3 goals, especially in the last half-hour. We tired Udinese out, dominated and then simply didn’t score,” he said.

“At times, there are errors in finishing but at others, there are elements we cannot control such as the woodwork or the opposition goalkeeper. When we start playing the way we can, we create an incredible number of chances. The important thing was to win and the team did everything possible to win. They fully deserved a victory.”

Mazzarri defended his men, who have scored 10 goals so far in 2014, fewer than any other club apart from relegation strugglers Bologna.

“But how many chances did we create? How many opportunities hit the woodwork, were saved or went close? This is just one of those seasons. Unless the wind changes in the next few rounds,” he said.

Udinese head coach Francesco Guidolin admitted Udinese were under attack in the second half.

“The first half went as planned, only that we failed to score. It was what I expected and had hoped for. During the second half we got deeper and deeper, had a moment in which I changed the tactical system because Inter had adjusted and were pushing to the very end,” he said.

“From the hour mark onwards, it was a very difficult and we were suffering, though that was understandable against a side like Inter. We did well to defend, had a bit of luck and if we had always shown that attitude, then we’d now have 4-5 more points that could’ve allowed us to look at Europe.”

IANS