Inter kick off their USA Tour tonight with a match against MLS side Real Salt Lake before a step up in quality when the International Champions Cup kicks off next week.
Inter dominated Italian football from 2005 to 2011 culminating with Mourinho’s treble winning side and that Champions League win in Madrid.
But those days seem a distance memory to many fans and Roberto Mancini says Inter need ‘a lot of work’ to go back to those glory days.
“A few years ago we built a team that managed to win everything,” Mancini told the local media in the USA.
“Now it’s a different team, but we can improve with a lot of work.
Despite there still be six weeks until the new Serie A season kicks off, Mancini says that Inter will be competitive in the International Champions Cup despite missing some big names from their lineup.
“Several players were in the Copa America or in the Euros, so we’re short of a few elements. But we’ll try to give it our best and win.”
“It’s a friendly tournament, but as always, when there are teams of the calibre of Inter and Paris Saint-Germain, we’ll want to win. For us it’s important to keep up the work we’ve done so far.”