Inter’s Champions League decider with Liverpool may have distracted them from Serie A duties, club president Massimo Moratti has suggested.
Inter have not won in three matches since they lost the first leg of the last-16 tie 2-0 at Anfield on February 19, and they surrendered their unbeaten league record at Napoli on Sunday, going down 1-0.
“Everyone would say no, but perhaps a little bit it did, because the game with Liverpool is seen as a very important engagement,” Moratti said.
“Perhaps the game was approached with different determination. We have to recover the right degree of tension, which we showed in the previous games.”
Moratti said, however, that Sunday’s defeat, which saw Inter’s lead over Roma reduced to six points, should be kept in perspective.
“This defeat is quite normal,” he said. “After an unbeaten year, I wouldn’t make a drama out of it.”
Inter’s return leg against Liverpool is not being played until next week because Milan are at home against Arsenal at San Siro this week.