MICAH RICHARDS was not impressed with Inter Milan’s celebrations following their 2-0 win over AC Milan.
But some profligate finishing ensured the score remained 2-0 going into the second leg of the tie.
Following the game, Inter players lined up together and run over to celebrate with the fans who had packed out the San Siro, receiving serenading chants from the supporters.
Speaking on CBS Sports coverage of the game, UCL winner Carragher jokingly questioned whether there was a second leg, before emploring Inter to “relax”.
Richards, meanwhile, offered more analysis of the celebrations.
He said: “They’ve gone very early.”
Richards admitted they were more than entitled to celebrate the first-leg win, before host Kate Abdo asked whether Inter had set themselves up well for the second leg.
Richards replied: “Of course they have.
“I thought Inter were outstanding, it could have been five. [But] AC Milan are still in the tie.
“I thought [Denzel] Dumfries was excellent today. His work rate down that right-hand side, up and down, up and down, decision making, defending when he needed to [and] attacking when he needed to.
“My man Dzeko gets a goal.
“I thought the game was going to be very tight today. I said before the game I just fancied Inter a little bit.
“But I didn’t expect them to blow [Milan] away like that.”
Some fans took issue with Richards’ comments, with one responding: “Tell me you don’t watch anything outside of the PL without telling me you don’t watch anything outside of the PL.”
A second said: “This is standard practice after every Inter game.”
While a third added: “Mate, this is normal in every match after they win the game.. the players celebrated in order to appreciate the fans who always support them.”
The second leg will commence on Tuesday, May 16 back at the San Siro.