Fans of the Italian club Atlétic have been left “shocked” after their defeat at home to a resurgent and fancied Inter side in the Europa League, with the coach, Massimiliano Allegri, describing the game as a “terrible night”.
“It was not a good night for the club,” said the Italian, who was appointed on Tuesday.
Allegri said the result would not be the end of the season. “
I’m sure I’ll have some words for myself in the future, because it is a terrible night for me.”
Allegri said the result would not be the end of the season.
“If we can get a draw in the final, that’s the end.
If we lose, the end is for sure,” he said.
The club’s president, Francesco Guidolin, said the defeat had made the job “difficult”.
“We are a small club with just one coach, we have never won the title, we never qualified for the Champions Cup, and we’re always playing with the possibility of relegation,” he told the Corriere dello Sport newspaper.
“The football has been bad, it’s been frustrating, we’ve had the worst run of results in Serie A. “And we can’t give up.
It’s a difficult period for us and we need to go to the next game with confidence.
We’ve never had a problem getting results.