The Nerazzurri wasted numerous chances before Rodrigo Palacio snatched a last-gasp 1-0 Europa League victory.
"In the first half we suffered with the way they passed the ball around, I won't deny that," said the Coach.
"But we knew they were a very technical side. After the break it was an Inter monologue and we created so many scoring opportunities."
Yet Handanovic needed a crucial save just moments before Palacio broke the deadlock.
"Handanovic's save was worth three points, every bit as much as Palacio's goal. I liked the way we went looking for the goal, as we knew that a win tonight would put us in a strong position to qualify. Jonathan impressed me after a few performances in which he didn't show his true worth."