Ashley Young’s first goal for Inter Milan wasn’t enough as Lazio came back from behind to beat them 2-1 in a top of the table Seria A clash at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Young’s first half strike was the first goal scored by an Englishman for Inter in Serie A since Paul Ince in 1997.
But, with the loss, Inter dropped from top of the log to third while Juventus reclaimed top spot after their 2-0 win over 10-men Brescia. Lazio moved just a point behind into second.
“We played well during the first half before Lazio then fought back. I’m happy with the goal,” said Young.
“However, I’m more disappointed that we lost the game, even if it was hard-fought. We must now respond straight away… we must prepare in the best way possible for our Europa League fixture against Ludogorets,” added Young.
It was Inter’s second league defeat of the season, but Conte was pleased with the ‘’monumental effort’’ put in by his boys.
“We put in a monumental effort and I’d like to thank my boys for that. We’re challenging for the title and we should be proud of that, but we must not forget that there’s still a long way to go.
“This wasn’t the first time that we went ahead and then suffered a comeback. The same thing happened against Barcelona and against Dortmund, games that we had in our hands,” said a dejected Antonio Conte.
“We have a lot of young guys and the potential for growth is considerable, we have to improve, and we can’t get ahead of ourselves. We need to keep working without losing faith in what we’re doing,” concluded Conte.
On Monday AC Milan will take on Torino at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, kickoff at 21:45.
Atalanta 2-1 Roma
Bologna 0-3 Genoa
Udinese 0-0 Hellas Verona
Juventus 2-0 Brescia
Sassuolo 0-1 Parma
Sampdoria 1-5 Fiorentina
Cagliari 0-1 Napoli
Lazio 2-1 Inter Milan
By FARPost Reporter