BENITEZ: "THE FANS WERE GREAT"

"They came here to Monte Carlo and accepted defeat. I thank them for all their support"

MONTE CARLO - Commenting on Inter's UEFA Super Cup performance against Atletico Madrid, Rafa Benitez told Rai Sport: "We have to improve. From the athletic point of view we haven't had much time to train together. We still have a lot of work to do.

"We started the match well and managed to create two or three dangerous situations close to goal, but then we lost control of the match in midfield. In the end it was too open and Atletico played well on the counter-attack.

"Would I make the same decision to play Stankovic in place of Pandev? Dejan did a good job. The problem wasn't an individual player; we were all on the pitch. Atletico were fresher than Roma. They moved faster and and their players created a lot of dangerous situations.

"Finally, I want to thank the fans. They did very well. They came here to Monte Carlo and accepted defeat. I thank them, and hope they support us like this for the whole sesason."


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