Inter coach Conte reveals why Sevilla defeated his team 3-2 in Europa League final
Antonio Conte, the Inter Milan coach, has given reason why his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night.
According to him, the unfortunate own goal by Romelu Lukaku was the major cause of the defeat.
Explaining further, Conte said that after Lukaku’s own goal, Inter Milan also missed an opportunity to score against Sevilla.
It could be recalled that Lukaku opened the scoring for Antonio Conte’s side before Luuk de Jong equalized for Sevilla.
Luuk de Jong again scored the second goal for the La Liga side before Diego Godin leveled for the Inter to make it 2-2 at half-time.
But unfortunately, Lukaku’s own goal in the 74th minute following Diego Carlos’s shot gave Sevilla their sixth Europa League trophy at the RheinEnergieStadion in Germany.
Conte while speaking to Sky Sport Italia, said, “It was a balanced match between the two teams, two very good teams indeed, one specific incident could have changed the balance of the game.
“We had the opportunities to win the game in the second half, but then there was this unfortunate own goal.
“We had the opportunity to score again after that, but unfortunately that’s the way it ended.”