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Mazzarri rues Inter wasted chances

English.news.cn   2014-03-28 09:17:02

MILAN, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Inter head coach Walter Mazzarri was left frustrated to see his side's wasted chances in their 0-0 at home against Udinese in the Italian Serie A on Thursday.

Mazzarri figured that Inter deserved to win the game as they created some scoring chance in the second half.

"I didn't like the first half, let me be honest. Udinese are a strong side who pressed us all over the field and closed down all the spaces," he said.

"In the second half we deserved to score at least two or three goals, especially in the last half-hour. We tired Udinese out, dominated and then simply didn't score," he said.

"At times there are errors in finishing, but at others there are elements we cannot control, such as the woodwork or the opposition goalkeeper. When we start playing the way we can, we create an incredible number of chances."

"The important thing was to win and the team did everything possible to win. In my view they fully deserved a victory," he added.

Mazzarri defended his men who scored 10 goals so far in 2014, fewer than any other club apart from relegation strugglers Bologna.

"But how many chances did we create? How many opportunities hit the woodwork, were saved or went close? This is just one of those seasons, unless the wind changes in the next few rounds," he said.

Udinese head coach Francesco Guidolin admitted Udinese were under attack in the second half.

"The first half went as planned, only that we failed to score. It was what I expected and had hoped for," he said.

"During the second half we got deeper and deeper, had a moment in which I changed the tactical system because Inter had adjusted and they were pushing to the very end."

"From the hour mark onwards it was a very difficult game and we were suffering, though that was understandable against a side like Inter. We did well to defend, had a bit of luck and if we had always shown that attitude then I think we'd now have four or five more points that could've allowed us to look at Europe," he added.

Editor: Yang Lina
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