Sunday, 19 August 2007

SuperCoppa: Cristian Chivu

Cristian Chivu was on the losing side against his former teammates, but insists Inter are "not all that upset" at their Super Cup failure.

"It is just a defeat," said the defender after the 1-0 loss to old club Roma. "I know it was the Super Cup, but it was the first official match of the campaign, so we’re not all that upset."

The Nerazzurri had won the last two editions of the tournament and Chivu lost in his first meeting with his former teammates.

That move to San Siro was one of the transfer sagas of the summer and the Romanian was determined to join Roberto Mancini’s side.

Inter failed to match the record set by Milan of three consecutive Italian Super Cups, stopping their run at two.

"There were certainly mistakes and things we will need to work on, but this game did come when we are all still in our pre-season training," added Chivu. "We
tried to win and gave it our best, but what Roma had more than us was sharpness in front of goal."

MATCH REPORT: [Roma first to celebrate].

Source: C4 Football Italia

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