Samir Handanovic received his marching orders in the 5th minute for allegedly impeding Alessio Cerci from scoring, resulting in Inter playing a man down for most of the match.
In protest, coach Walter Mazzarri refused to talk to the press after the match with Branca taking over interviewing duties.
“Mazzarri is not here because he disagrees with decisions made during the match,” Branca told Sky Sport.”The match was well-fought but it deserved a better refereeing performance.”
“Samir Handanovic’s red card and penalty? It was a penalty, but there was no red card.”
However, to Inter’s credit they were able to get themselves back into the match, and Branca noted the side were taking steps in the right direction.
“We must return to being competitive and we are very satisfied with the coach’s work and that of the new signings.
“I am content with the team, but displeased because we come back from an undeserved defeat against Roma and could have gotten more.”