RIYADH, Saudi Arabia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A press conference was held after the Italian Super Cup last night, between AC Milan and Inter Milan, staged at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh at 10:00pm (local time), brought by Saudi Ministry of Sport as part of the sporting events in Diriyah’s 2nd Season.
Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the Italian Super Cup. He said: “Saudi Arabia is a friendly country, which made me and the team enjoy the time we spent here. I have many friends in the Kingdom, and I appreciate this country for the amazing work in organizing such a match.”
The coach gave his reaction to his team’s performance to secure the Italian Super Cup for the second season in a row: “We were totally clear-headed, and we played the perfect match.” He said: “Now we’ve achieved our second goal for the season, after reaching the round of sixteen in the Champions League, and for now we just want to celebrate this win.”
Speaking to the media, Inter Milan coach Pioli shared his thoughts on what is a painful loss for his team. He admitted that he didn’t expect the recent decline they have seen but also said they will do everything to recover. He said: “We didn’t have a first half up to par for a match like this. We tried to get back with a good start to the second half, but then faded again.” He added: “We’re not having our best moment mentally. We have to do more and do better.”