A second half goal from Giacomo Bonaventura handed La Viola their fifth consecutive league win and third clean sheet in a row. The hosts, meanwhile, wasted a number of goalscoring opportunities including a point-blank shot from Romelu Lukaku just after the break.
“There is great disappointment that we have lost two consecutive home games in front of a crowd that always cheers us on,” Simone Inzaghi told the media at full-time.
“We have to work harder but in terms of commitment and performance those who played and those who came in gave their all. It’s a moment in which we have to be more critical because we had many goal-scoring chances to exploit.”
He added, “We knew the difficulties of the match, it’s not the result we wanted but it must make us reflect to work even more and even better.”
“As for the forwards, last year we had the best attack, this year we are second but in 2023 we are scoring less, this is true.”
“We have to work even harder, this will be a very intense month, it’s the training, the sweat, the work that counts.”