Inter Milan manager Inzaghi slips down icy stairs after win over Cagliari with quick-thinking pal on hand to catch him

INTER MILAN boss Simone Inzaghi lost his footing and slipped down the club's icy stairs following his team's 4-0 thumping of Cagliari.

But luckily for Inzaghi, a member of his coaching staff was on hand to help him to his feet instantly.

The Inter manager seemed to be unfazed by the fall as he continued to walk towards the dressing room with minimal assistance from his pal.

Inzaghi's robustness looked to have been transferred to his Inter squad on a chilly night at the San Siro as they made light work of their opponents.

There were no slips or trips from the reigning champions who secured their fifth win on the trot last night to sit comfortably at the summit of the Serie A table.

The Nerazzurri were too hot to handle and sunk a powerless Cagliari side who could only watch in despair as they were sunk by a Lautaro Martinez brace, an Alexis Sanchez volley and a screamer by Hakan Calhanoglu.

Martinez could've snagged a hat-trick but his penalty attempt was thwarted as Inter ran riot with 15 shots on target.

Ex-Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez was singled out for praise along with Joaquin Correa who was injured during the game.

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Inzaghi had been worried how his side would respond after they lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League last week but they bounced back just as he hoped.

He said after the game to DAZN, reported by Football Italia: "The lads did really well. I had asked for concentration and focus, as I saw this weekend so many big clubs struggle after European games.

“I knew Cagliari would be organised and we needed the right approach. I congratulated them at half-time for their attitude, as although it was only 1-0, they had the right performance and we just needed to convert more of those chances.

“Whenever I rotate the squad, I get a strong response from whoever steps in. Alexis Sanchez is getting better every day, Correa was doing well until the injury, so everyone delivers when called upon.”

Inzaghi will hope his Inter squad can keep up this rich vein of form into the New Year when they'll take on Liverpool in the Champions League last 16.

Inter had initially been drawn against Ajax in the next round of the European competition but the draw had to be re-done after Uefa botched the original one.

Following Uefa's cock-up, Inzaghi's troops will have to contend with a ruthless Liverpool side who knocked out their neighbours AC Milan in the group stages.

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