Match Reports

Another Disappointing Inter Performance

by David on April 6, 2014

Inter was held 2-2 by Bologna at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday a result that seriously puts into doubt Walter Mazzarri’s side chances of playing European football next season.

Twice Inter striker Mauro Icardi put the Nerazzurri into the league as twice Inter’s once strong defense could not hold onto the lead.

Icardi’s two goals were his fifth and sixth of the season making him Inter’s second top scorer behind Rodrigo Palacio (14 goals). Since coming on and scoring against Fiorentina back in February, Icardi has scored now four of Inter’s last 12 goals.

Walter Mazzarri said Inter had only themselves to blame for wasting chances after their 2-1 defeat to Atalanta.

Giacomo Bonaventura got the goal in the final minute with a free header from a set play at the back post.

“Clearly we just needed to mark the goalscorer and we wouldn’t have lost,” Mazzarri told Sky Sport Italia.

“We can’t think to start the second half with four or five chances to put in the net and not score any of them.

“Atalanta could’ve scored earlier when Jonathan performed a goalline clearance. Atalanta are a good side and came here with no pressure, so it was obvious they could worry us.

Atalanta stun Inter

by David on March 24, 2014

Giacomo Bonaventura bagged a brace to give Atalanta a shock victory away to Inter, who hit the woodwork four times.

This is a Lombardy Derby and also something of a taboo for Inter, who haven’t beaten Atalanta home or away since 2010. The Orobici earned a thrilling 4-3 victory at San Siro last season and came into this tie off three consecutive wins, but Yohan Benalouane was banned and Davide Brivio sidelined. Juan Jesus continued his three-match ban, with Marco Andreolli on the treatment table.

Inter Beat Verona 2-0

by David on March 16, 2014

Jonathan scored one and created another for Rodrigo Palacio, as Inter comfortably won 2-0 away to Verona.

There were only four points separating these sides going into the game, thoughHellas were without a home win since December and had lost nine of their last 10 meetings with the Nerazzurri. Juan Jesus continued his ban and Ricky Alvarez was still sidelined, but Yuto Nagatomo was a late absentee due to a muscular problem, making way for Danilo D’Ambrosio. The hosts missed EmilHallfredsson, Juanito Gomez Taleb and Alessandro Agostini.

Mauro Icardi rattled the woodwork within the opening five minutes, as his looping header from a Fredy Guarin cross smacked against the bar.

Walter Mazzarri was still not satisfied with Inter’s performance, as they ‘only’ beat Torino 1-0.

“As we saw towards the end, a 1-0 can always see you drop points. We need to be more determined, not think about the result and focus on getting another goal. I told the players at half-time to act as if they weren’t in the lead,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We had a bit of bad luck and some final passes that didn’t go as planned, but we did try to add to our tally.”

Walter Mazzarri was satisfied with his team’s showing after Inter took a well-earned point off Roma at the Olimpico this evening.

Speaking to Sky Italia after the final whistle, he said:

“We did very well in the first half, we just needed a goal. I’m pleased with the way we played at one of the toughest grounds you can play at, along with Juventus. We came here to have a go at them. We’re looking to build this year and I’m happy with the way the lads approached the game tonight.

Inter Finally Win A Game In 2014

by David on February 10, 2014

Walter Mazzarri said Inter’s players should “watch and learn” from Walter Samuel after he secured victory over Sassuolo.

“We played well, it was tough and we know in Italy all opponents prepare tactically so they are balanced encounters,” he told Sky Sport Italia after the 1-0 result.

“We took a while to break the deadlock, which was rather familiar, but let’s say we finally broke the spell.

“Both Hernanes and Fredy Guarin did well, though clearly they need to improve their fitness levels and can only get that with regular playing. You could tell Hernanes felt the tension of his debut.”

Questions for Mazzarri After Juve Defeat

by David on February 3, 2014

In a big defeat, managers come under scrutiny and that has to be the case with Walter Mazzarri on Sunday. The first question to Mazzarri has to be why Guarin was not in the squad?

I understand that Guarin was upset and or frustrated at how Inter handled him during the transfer window. But that window is closed now and Guarin is still an Inter player. This was the second consecutive game he has missed and it is time for Mazzarri has to show some man management skills and get Guarin ready to play. Antonio Conte was able to do that with Mirko Vucinic, who was the other player involved in the swap deal and he came on for Inter late and hit the post. Why can’t Mazzarri get Guarin ready to play?

Walter Mazzarri “can’t explain why we didn’t score today” after Inter’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Genoa.

The Nerazzurri had not lost a Serie A game at Marassi in 20 years, but continued their stuttering recent form of one win in the last eight.

“I could not have asked for more from my players today. In moments when you know you’re struggling and games are on a knife edge, you have to be more concentrated on set plays and more clinical in your finishing. We didn’t do that,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

Mazzarri: ‘Inter couldn’t do more’

by David on January 14, 2014

Walter Mazzarri “could not have asked for more” from Inter despite their 1-1 draw, as he accused Chievo of being negative.

Yuto Nagatomo cancelled out an early Alberto Paloschi goal, then had another strike incorrectly ruled offside.

“I could not have asked for more from my team. We knew Chievo were organised in defence and physically strong, but we had scored to go 2-1 up and had a great chance with Rodrigo Palacio,” he told Sky Sport Italia.