Antonio Conte feels Inter Milan could’ve done better in attack but is content with his team’s overall display in Europa League quarter-final.
Nicolo Barella and Romelu Lukaku were on target as Inter Milan beat Bayer Leverkusen to advance to the Europa League semi-finals.
Lukaku, who broke two records in Tuesday’s 2-1 win, could have scored a hat-trick, but the two penalties awarded were revoked on VAR’s consultation.
Kai Havertz’s first-half strike made sure the match remains open until the end, which Inter could have avoided had they been less wasteful of their goalscoring chances.
All in all, it was a deserved win for Antonio Conte’s men, who now face either Shakhtar or Basel in the next round of the competition.
Conte insists his ‘hungry’ players have eyes on the trophy as he dissects their last night’s performance.
“We are very satisfied because it was a very good performance,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“As I always end up saying, we could’ve killed the game off earlier and relaxed a little. We didn’t allow many chances at all, but the fact is we had so many chances and should’ve scored more than two.
“The lads showed how hungry they were, how determined to prove that what they’re doing is important. We want to achieve the maximum. We want to go all the way.”