Inter Milan No1 Julio Cesar: Blame me for Palermo shock

Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar says he's to blame for their opening day defeat to Palermo.

Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar says he's to blame for their opening day defeat to Palermo.

He conceded two well-worked goals and two late on that he could have done better on, namely Fabrizio Miccoli’s free kick and a sudden Mauricio Pinilla snapshot.

“I am truly angry with myself,” said the Brazilian. “I was having a great game, but after Miccoli’s free kick I can only be angry.

“I tried to find Miccoli, as I couldn’t see him start his run over the wall because he’s so short, so I moved a little too far to my left. Then I went to save it with the wrong hand.

“As for the fourth goal, if I had been one step further back then I could’ve saved it, but unfortunately that was how it went.”

Julio Cesar famously walked home from San Siro after a poor performance, so was asked if he’d do it again.

“We’re in Sicily, so unfortunately I’m going to have to take the plane... Am I too harsh on myself? To be the goalkeeper of Inter and Brazil you need to be critical.

“Still, this is our first game of the Serie A season and it will help us to learn.”

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