Javier Zanetti has urged his struggling Inter side to show their mental toughness following the home reverse to Bologna.
Inter, just three wins from their last 12 matches in Serie A, are now fifth in the table and four points away from the last Champions League spot.
“It's a tough time,” the veteran captain commented. “You lose a bit of belief when things aren't going well.
“We now need this to end as soon as possible because it can't continue – we need to rediscover our confidence. We're working on it but it's not easy.”
Bologna went home with the points thanks to a strike from Italian international striker Alberto Gilardino.
“They were better than us in the first half, we attacked more after the break and showed greater fight, but then they scored…
“We needed a convincing performance from everyone,” Zanetti continued. “We all must try and give more.”