Inter boss Walter Mazzarri thought his side were unlucky as they went down 3-0 to Real Madrid on Saturday.
Goals from Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro gave Los Blancos the win in St.Louis, but the Italian tactician was pleased with his side even in defeat.
“It seems paradoxical to say there are regrets with that result, because anyone who didn’t see the game would think Real Madrid dominated,” he told reporters.
“Instead Inter created six or seven clear chances and I can’t believe none of them went in. We lacked sharpness, certainly, but I am very satisfied with my team’s performance.
“It was a definite step forward, as we created so much against such a strong side. Ricky Alvarez, Rodrigo Palacio and Icardi had many scoring opportunities and it seems impossible to me that we failed to score.
“If we had lost 3-2 to Real Madrid, who at the moment are one of the top teams in the world, then it wouldn’t have seemed so bad.
“The team is starting to understand certain tactical mechanisms and is solid. If we evaluate the performance and not just the result, then we can’t help but be happy.”