Internazionale coach Antonio Conte was fuming after the Italian saw how his team failed to progress to the next round of the Champions League on Wednesday. Inter were held to a goalless draw by Shakhtar Donetsk and that meant the Italians have finished in fourth and last place. After the game Conte blamed the referee for several mistakes.
After the game reporters questioned the desire of Inter to win the game, Conte said: “These are your opinions that I respect, but I disagree. I think the team gave everything they had, it’s unbelievable that we weren’t able to score in 180 minutes [against Shakhtar]. The boys gave everything. We cannot make assessments now, there is much regret.”
“I don’t feel like there was a lack of determination. There was a lack of goals and if you don’t score, you don’t win. We weren’t lucky with referees and VAR throughout the Champions League, Inter were not respected. Go and see all the situations that have happened to us. We could have gone through.” This is the first time ever that Inter have finished last in the Champions League group stage.