‘Strange draw’ disappoints Leonardo

Inter Milan coach Leonardo believes the defending Serie A champions deserved more than a ‘strange draw’ at Brescia on Friday.

The visitors escaped with a point at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti after Brescia captain Andrea Caracciolo’s late penalty was saved by Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

Samuel Eto’o had earlier put Inter into the lead in the 18th minute, before Caracciolo made the most of a dreadful defensive error by Inter substitute Ivan Cordoba to level the scores in the 85th minute.

The drawn result temporarily narrows the gap between Inter and league leaders AC Milan to four points, though Milan will almost certainly widen it to seven when they host bottom-placed Bari on Saturday.

A disappointed Leonardo said after the match he felt Inter had done enough to win at relegation-threatened Brescia.

“We had many chances and there could have been a different result,” the Brazilian said.

“In the first half we played as we expected to, we went ahead and managed the game well but in the second half we conceded a goal from a set-piece and that changed the game.”

“I’m not too keen on draws, this was a strange draw because we made a lot of chances and it wasn’t a typical drawn game.”

“But what we’ve done, 11 wins, one draw and two defeats, we’re doing great work.”