Benitez admits injury-hit Inter Milan fortunate in Brescia draw

Inter Milan boss Rafa Benitez revealed they were hit by injuries during their 1-1 draw with Brescia.

Inter Milan boss Rafa Benitez revealed they were hit by injuries during their 1-1 draw with Brescia.

The night of their 1-1 draw with Brescia was particularly bad in terms of injuries on top of an already-decimated squad.

Maicon pulled up clutching the back of his thigh after just 29 minutes, then Wesley Sneijder didn’t come back out for the second half as he felt unwell.

Walter Samuel was stretchered off in agony after an accidental clash of knees with Andrea Caracciolo pushed his leg backwards in an unnatural fashion.

“Samuel has a sprained knee and that looks serious,” explained the Coach. “Sneijder felt faint in the locker room. Maicon had a problem with his knee, but had been doing better and put a lot of strain on his legs in the last two games.

“There were too many problems stopping us from controlling the game.”

Brescia had taken a 1-0 lead through Caracciolo and it wasn’t until a very controversial Samuel Eto’o penalty that Inter managed to scrape a point.

“In the first 10 minutes we did well, but after they scored it all became more difficult and at times we were too hasty. The side was very attacking, but we started so well and I was surprised that we conceded.

“As for the penalty, the referee was right behind them and he seemed very certain.”

 
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