VALENCIA-MILAN, COACH INZAGHI: “I’m focusing on the performance, not the result”

< ![CDATA[MILAN – This is what coach Filippo Inzaghi had to say in his post-match press conference after Valencia-Milan on Sunday:"We played well, we controlled the match, although it was clear we suffered at times. At this moment I am looking at the individual performances. We lost two goals that could have been avoided, we know we must improve. I have understood that Honda could do well in that role, he has the right quality. In attack we had only a few options, yet we still had two excellent chances through El Shaarawy and Essien and I don’t recall any great saves by Diego Lopez. This evening we were on a par with Valencia. When you face these teams it is difficult to appreciate that in less than a month we have reached their level because Valencia are aiming high this season. We accept the fact we lost, but compared to three weeks ago I saw another team out there. We want to dictate the play, especially in Italy when we’ll be up against teams that are weaker than us, and when the season gets underway we won’t allow these defensive lapses to happen again. Next week I’ll have a full squad and already against Juventus it will be different. Our key match is against Lazio and I would have been less satisfied if we had won by chance, after all it was still only a friendly, Serie A is different. This way we know we must improve. The goal from the free kick was a training scheme, but Honda struck the ball well. Menez is able to fill any of the three roles in attack, and I preferred to play him as a false number nine because that suits him well in my opinion. I am happy with how he played after the injury set back two days into his adventure here.”]]>