Inter Milan boss Frank De Boer is dismayed by his side’s poor performance against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
The Israeli champions strolled to a surprisingly comfortable 2-0 victory over the Nerazzuri in their Europa League Group K opener at the San Siro.
Second half goals to Miguel Vitor and Maor Buzaglo ensured the best possible start to their first group stage appearance in the competition.
De Boer has apologised to the Internazionale fans following the result.
“We have to analyse this game. First of all I am very sorry for the fans who came to the stadium, because we didn’t win,” De Boer told Sky Sport Italia.
“Much like at Pescara, we lost our heads a bit after going behind. We started playing well in the last 20 minutes and were confident we could score a goal.”
“I don’t understand how we can lose our heads like that when we are just 1-0 down and there’s time to recover. We should continue working and not lose control like that.”
“I am angry because I’m convinced we could’ve scored the first goal and had the chances to do it. That’s the way it went, I am confident we can improve.”
Be’er Sheva manager Barak Bahar was understandably buoyed by the result.
“Everything we had planned worked and I am very happy with this fantastic result.”
In the other match in Group K, Southampton easily accounted for Czech side Sparta Prague 3-0.