Javier Zanetti has defended teammate Esteban Cambiasso after the Inter man was sent-off in the 2-1 loss to Juventus.
The midfielder was dismissed late in the game after a nasty challenge on Italian international Sebastian Giovinco.
“I heard that somebody on television said he deserves a five-match ban,” Zanetti told Inter Channel. “Let's not blow it out of proportion, come on...
“It's the first time he's been sent off in his career. It was just a nasty foul, he made a late challenge.”
The Nerazzurri fell further away from the Champions League zone after the Old Lady stopped them at the weekend.
“We still have a few six-pointers to play and a game in hand. Let's see what happens between now and the end of the season,” he added.
“It was a good performance in the end against Juventus. We're disappointed to lose because they scored their second when we were having our best spell.
“We threw the kitchen sink at them trying to find an equaliser, but we just couldn't get it despite creating some great chances.
“It's a shame but at least we can take heart from the performance that we produced against a great team.”