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Saturday October 26 2013
Mandorlini blames Verona

Andrea Mandorlini said Verona “can only blame ourselves” for the 4-2 defeat to Inter after poor defending from set plays.

“We made some silly mistakes and paid a heavy price for them,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We conceded three goals on set plays and were too soft in those defensive situations. You can be unlucky if it’s one, but that many in one match means you aren’t focused enough.

“Aside from how well we played otherwise, the fact remains we can only blame ourselves for conceding those goals.”

Luca Toni had the ball in the net, though it was controversially disallowed for a push on Andrea Ranocchia.

“I thought it was a goal, as the defender was not looking at the ball, he was only focused on Toni. Oh well.

“Juan Iturbe? He struggled along with everyone this evening, then improved once the whole team pushed up more.

“We changed tactics to a three-man defence to mirror Inter, but I think we played well throughout apart from defending on set plays.

“We can do better, but above all must learn we can’t keep making mistakes against the top clubs. We paid for those against Roma, Juventus and now Inter.”

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