Mauro Icardi is adamant that Inter Milan are on the right rack as a team despite their 2-1 loss to Lazio in the Coppa italia quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Lazio were 2-0 up but the game was marred by red cards to Miranda and Stefan Daniel Radu before Marcelo Brozovic pulled one back against Stefano Pioli’s former club.
The loss ended Inter’s nine-match winning streak but Icardi was pleased with the way his team stayed in the contest till the end.
“We played well at the start, but sometimes you can switch off once and concede straight away,” Icardi said on Inter’s official website.
“That is what happened, but we managed to keep pushing. Physically we performed well — we stayed in it until the last.
“We need to work on the little things we got wrong over the coming week.
“Our aim is to get back into the Champions League and to do that we need to perform well in every game.
“We are on a long winning streak in the league, our mindset is spot on and we are working hard, so I think we can beat anyone.”
Fellow striker Rodrigo Palacio was also quick to praise his team’s fighting spirit and has urged Inter to quickly turn their attention back to the Serie A with a massive clash against reigning champions Juventus in Turin on Sunday.
“We gave it our best shot and showed fighting spirit because we were desperate to go through,” Palacio said.
“Now we need to focus on Juventus. We must produce a top performance to keep our run going — in the league — we are doing very well in the league.”
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