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.”
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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.
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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.”
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?
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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.
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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.
Walter Mazzarri lamented the referee’s decisions this evening, as Inter lost 1-0 to Lazio at Stadio Olimpico.
A late Miroslav Klose goal gave the home side all three points, but the Nerazzurri boss thought Andre Dias should have been sent off in the first half.
“We knew it was going to be a difficult game,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “This is the sort of game that is decided on the basis of right and wrong decisions.
“There was a clear penalty and a red card for a foul on Rolando from Dias, but never mind.
Samir Handanovic “takes responsibility” for Inter’s 3-3 draw with Parma and explained what happened with his howler.
The goalkeeper fumbled a Gabriel Paletta cross for Marco Parolo to tap in from point-blank range, giving the Ducali a temporary 2-1 lead on the stroke of half-time.
“These things can happen to anyone. I wanted to avoid a corner and spark the attacking move, but unfortunately it slipped through my grasp,” Handanovic told Sky Sport Italia.
“I am so sorry and take responsibility for this draw, as that goal changed the game. It’s a shame for my teammates and the fans that we were unable to bring home an important victory.”
Inter Milan once again failed to hold onto a lead as they drew 3-3 with Parma at home on Sunday.
Parma went ahead through Nicola Sansone in the 12th minute. Rodrigo Palacio got Inter back on level terms in the 44th minute, but a howler by Samir Handanovic gave Parma the lead at half-time.
Inter were much better in the opening part of the second half and Palacio made it 2-2 after 54 minutes before Fredy Guarin gave Inter their first lead of the game two minutes later. But Inter could not hold onto the lead and four minutes later Sansone got his second goal of the game to make it 3-3.
Once again Inter made life difficult for themselves on Wednesday as they almost threw away a three goal lead to Serie B minnows Trapani in their Coppa Italia tie before hanging on for a 3-2 victory. Inter will now travel to Udinese in January for a place in the quarter-finals.
The Nerazzurri broke through almost immediately when a Fredy Guarin free kick bounced off the upright, on to Trapani defender Richard Marcone and ricocheted into the net.
Ishak Belfodil volleyed in Alvaro Pereira’s assist for his first goal in an Inter jersey, then before the break Saphir Taider converted a penalty for a foul on Guarin.