Inter's Diego Milito: I deserved a penalty against Napoli

The Argentine has insisted that the referee should have blown his whistle in the striker's favour after he went to the ground inside the area near to the hour mark
Inter attacker Diego Milito has voiced his frustration with the referee's decision not to award him a spot kick in Wednesday's 2-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final loss away against Napoli.

The Argentine attacker went to the ground inside the area in the 58th minute after a challenge from Napoli's Christian Maggio, but ref Domenico Celi felt the action did not warrant a penalty, much to the dismay of Milito.

"I knew immediately that it was a definite penalty because I was clearly ahead of my opponent, and because I don't go to the ground for no reason. I don't dive," Milito was quoted as saying on the Inter website.

The attacker then stated his satisfaction with Inter's second half performance, and felt they were unlucky to lose.

 "We played better after the restart  because in the first half we tried to keep Napoli at bay. In the second half we saw a great Inter but unfortunately that's football for you."

Inter's next match is the Serie A game away against Lecce on January 29.