Ranieri attempts to stay upbeat in Inter Milan win

Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri insists he was happy with their performance in defeat at home to Juventus.

Inter are now 11 points behind the leaders and could be sucked into the relegation zone this weekend.

“I am satisfied with the performance,” insisted the Coach of their 2-1 loss at San Siro.

“We did come up against the form side in Serie A. Juve were clinical in taking the chances they had, while we had to balance things out and at a certain point ran out of energy to fight back.

“I said yesterday that we must not look at the table now. There are still 84 points up for grabs, Milan won the tournament with 82 last year. Now we do go home with a bitter taste in our mouths.

“We played well and held out against the Juve efforts, so it’s irritating that we lost. I saw a team that was not in great shape, but still fought on a level playing field with Juventus, which is a good sign.

“I did not see any huge gap between the two teams. Inter expressed themselves well, so I am not worried by this defeat.”

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