Antonio Conte said Scudetto challengers ​Inter gifted two goals to Lazio and were "scared" during the second half of their 2-1 ​Serie A loss on Sunday. Inter's half-time lead was erased as Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic completed a comeback for Lazio, who leapfrogged the Nerazzurri into second position.

Conte's side started the weekend ahead of defending champions ​Juventus on goal difference but by the end of their trip to Rome, Inter were three points off the pace in the race for the Scudetto.

After the game, Conte admitted he was annoyed by how his side conceded both of the goals and feels his team could have done better with both of them.

“I think it was a good performance, it’s the result I didn’t like and the way we conceded the two goals, as we gifted them to Lazio,” he remarked in an interview with ​Sky Sport Italia.

“We were not impeccable, but inevitably in these big games, the details become decisive and the margin of error becomes reduced. We were too soft on the two goals. We had other situations this season where we had taken the lead and threw points away, for example also Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, games we had in our grasp and ended up losing.”

Ashley Young had given Inter the lead on the stroke of half-time – the former ​Manchester United captain and full-back becoming the first English scorer for the Nerazzurri in Serie A since Paul Ince in 1997.