In the just-concluded Milan Derby, Inter Milan lost 1-2 to AC Milan. Inter Milan captain Handanovic emphasized after the game that it must not be just lip service, but must be reflected in actual action.
Handanovic said: "We did create a lot of opportunities in the game, but what we lack is the trace of fighting spirit and the belief that we are willing to pay all costs for winning. We can't just say that we are disappointed. We have to go back to the stadium and training ground and show what you will do after disappointment with practical actions."
"Now we have to look forward, because soon we are about to usher in the Champions League game against Borussia. We must have lost the ball because there must be some place we did not do well. In the future games we must do better defense and maintain offense and defense. Balance and give our opponents as few opportunities as possible. The opportunities we created tonight are actually not as many as in Milan, and we must sum it up."