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Inter Milan coach Spalletti frustrated with Parma defeat

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti was left frustrated in defeat to Parma.

Federico Dimarco grabbed Parma's winner on the day.

Spalletti said, “We tried to make some plans, but when improbable things happen, the plans are forced to change. We tried to use Dalbert out wide, as he has the pace to keep up with Gervinho and the courage to take responsibility.

“Clearly, Inter playing at San Siro in front of this crowd after two defeats from four rounds, it becomes difficult to find a reason or excuse. We have got to do more.

“Even if at times we played well and barely allowed Parma anything, as I think they had more chances against Juventus, we conceded a simply extraordinary goal."

Dimarco appeared to clear an Ivan Perisic effort off the line with the underside of his elbow, but VAR officials waved play on.

“Now I see the video, that really did look to be handball. I don't know how VAR works, but he really did deflect the ball away from the goal with his arm. It was outstretched, that ball could've gone anywhere. That was clear as day.

“It's disappointing that Parma came out to obstruct and time-waste, we even saw Luigi Sepe throw an extra ball on to the pitch to stop us taking a quick corner."

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