Inter warned that the tie is not over after an impressive first-leg victory against AC Milan

Simone Inzaghi insisted that Inter Milan still have work to do to reach the Champions League final despite an impressive 2-0 first leg win over AC Milan in the quarter-final.

Inter crushed their city rivals with two goals in the first 11 minutes through Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and could have easily ended the tie during a dominant first-half display.

Milan improved after the break but will be grateful to remain within reach of the 2010 champions after a disappointing performance in front of their fans in the ‘home’ tie tie.

Inzaghi told Amazon Prime Video: “We could have done more than the two goals, but a great game. We’ve already passed a few rounds, we know we’re going ahead.

“Now there will be a second leg, we will have our fans with us and we clearly know that we will still have to make a great effort to make a dream come true.

“I asked for it yesterday, heart and mind. They covered every inch of the field and those who entered helped us.

“This is how you do performances like this. Now it’s okay to be happy, but we know we’re still missing a piece.”

Goalscorer Dzeko warned his teammates not to hold back ahead of Tuesday’s second leg.

“Obviously we know we have a good result, but let’s say even though the next game on paper is away, it’s actually a home game for them with just our fans,” Dzeko told BT Sport.

“We have to be careful because it’s a good team, but if we play like we did today, we’re on the right track.”

Milan boss Stefano Piolo was frustrated with his team’s approach.

He told Amazon Prime Video: “We will try to do better in the second leg. I think they got the best of the innings and second balls. The game went wrong from a tactical and mental point of view.

“We have to start with the attitude of the second half. We had a chance to get the game back on track.

“We will have to put on an absolutely different performance than tonight. For the boys right now there is disappointment but also awareness of turning the second leg around ”.

Former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori insisted that all was not lost for Milan.

“Yes, obviously we are disappointed. Just like we started the game, conceding two goals early on,” Tomori told BT Sport.

“It was difficult but it is only the first game. We cannot drop our heads.

“Obviously we are disappointed because this was the first leg in front of our fans and we wanted to get a positive result in the second leg, but we know that if we play with the right intensity we can upset them a bit. ”

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