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Inter Milan coach Conte snaps back over Alexis questions: I'm no moron!

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte was snappy yesterday over questions regarding Alexis Sanchez.

The Serie A leaders were held 1-1 at San Siro on Saturday evening, and were fortunate not to lose, as the away side missed an injury-time penalty.

Sanchez, on loan from Manchester United, was on the bench for the second successive match, having returned from a foot injury.

"You mention Sanchez, well gentlemen, players must be fit to play," said Conte. "I am not crazy.

"So, either I am a moron, or I want to hurt myself. I believe one plus one equals two. If you make one plus one equal five...

"If I put someone out of our line-up it is for a reason. It is not about performing a hara-kiri or because I am a mad man.

"I faced this game without four key players. Atalanta are intense, with a lot of physical force. We did everything we could to try and win the game. The lads are exceptional.

"Today we had Nicolo Barella suspended, Matias Vecino with a calf problem.

"I'm trying to get Alexis Sanchez back in shape, but in my view we are giving everything in a very difficult situation."

Carlos Volcano
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