Skriniar frustrated but staying positive

Inter Milan
Pep Guardiola is reportedly lining up a January transfer window move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar to ease Manchester City's defensive concerns.

Defender Milan Skriniar was left disappointed that Inter could not find the net in Friday’s goalless draw at home to Roma.

The result saw the Nerazzurri move a further point clear of Juventus at the top of the Serie A standings but the Old Lady could leapfrog them when they travel to Rome to take on Lazio on Saturday evening.

The game was overshadow by the controversial Corriere dello Sport headline regarding Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling in the build up to the match.

Inter’s former Everton and Manchester United striker Lukaku did test visiting goalkeeper Antonio Mirante when the action got under way.

However, neither defence was breached and the home faithful were left disappointed that their heroes could not open up some daylight between themselves and Juve.

Skriniar shared their frustrations but felt he and his team-mates did enough to walk away with he spoils.

“We are a little disappointed as I thought we put in a good performance, created enough chances and should’ve won it, even if Roma are a good team,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “I was not angry at the result, just disappointed, but these sensations are helpful in football.”

It was the first match in all competitions in which Antonio Conte’s side have failed to score this season and only the third Serie A game in 15 they have not won.

The San Siro outfit’s next outing is the small matter of a Champions League clash with Barcelona on Tuesday – a game they are likely to have to win to avoid slipping into the Europa League next year.