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Inter Milan and Conte lose the plot against Borussia Dortmund

Antonio Conte disappointed with Borussia Dortmund defeat
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Inter gave up a two goal lead as an Achraf Hakimi led BVB came from behind to win in their Champions League fixture.

While Antonio Conte’s Inter continue their dream start in Serie A, the Nerazzurri are struggling in their Champions League campaign. The Italian side stuttered in their bid for knockout rounds placing, giving up a two goal first-half lead.

As Barcelona drew in their earlier scheduled fixture, Inter took the lead through Lautaro Martinez within five minutes. Matias Vecino doubled the lead with 40 minutes on the clock as he capitalized on Antonio Candreva pass.

The German side roared back in the second half with goals from Achraf Hakimi and Julian Brandt. Hakimi’s second of the night 13 minutes from time was enough to secure Dortmund the points as Inter capitulated.

Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, was visibly upset after the 3-2 loss at Signal Iduna Park. There was visible disappointment in the manager’s face who saw a repeat of their defeat to Barcelona in Catalonia. Inter took the lead against the Spaniards before failed to win as Luis Suarez scored a second half brace.

“It was the same thing that happened in Barcelona. In fact, this was worse as we had a two-goal advantage,” Conte said during his interview with Sky Sport Italia.

“It’s disappointing, but what can I say? They tell me that I should smile more on television. I should always say the same things, the growth process, taking it step by step, so just ask me some questions and I’ll try to answer.

“I don’t feel like even commenting on the second half, as there are too many alibis and I don’t want to create any more.

The former Chelsea manager bemoaned the lack of depth and experience of his side. With Inter Milan a point off Juventus in Serie A, and also involved in Champions League, Conte doesn’t have the numbers for a double assault.

“Apart from Diego Godin, these players haven’t won anything and lack experience,” Conte said to Sport Mediaset.

“We have too limited a squad to face both Serie A and Champions League football this season. I mean limited in terms of numbers and quality.

‘Some players have to be on the field constantly and in the long run, you do pay for that. I am furious because this cancels out the good work.”

‘We are in an emergency situation with only three players injured, whereas other teams have injuries and don’t even notice. We notice,” he added.

Inter host Hellas Verona at the San Siro in their next Serie A fixture before heading into the international break.