Walter Mazzarri has claimed that he is seeing ‘improvement’ amongst his Inter players going into the season’s home straight.
The Nerazzurri are currently in fifth position and host Bologna on Saturday evening looking for the three points that could take them level with Fiorentina in fourth.
But the Coach has admitted there are no easy games in the Italian top-flight, as their 2-2 draw with Livorno on Monday proved.
“There are no easy matches, we need to keep working on our mistakes and improve on what we've done wrong,” he told a Press conference.
“I want the team to be alert at all times, a great side never underestimates the threat posed by the opposition.
“I see improvement in our shape, our tactical approach, every player knows what they need to do. I see that.
“To perform at the highest level you need to keep focused at all times and always see the potential danger.
“Against Livorno there were mistakes that the whole team failed to clear up, I'm not talking about individual players.
“There are times when you concede on your first mistake, it's not easy to control this, football is illogical at times.
“But I'll keep doing what I believe in, hard work. I'll do everything I can to take Inter as high up the table as possible.
“I want us to make a good start tomorrow, I hope to begin as we've played in the second halves of games, not the first.”
The tactician then commented on individual players and their fitness ahead of tomorrow.
“I had to consider that this week there are four League matches every 3-4 days, that's why I made changes.
“I'll assess Jonathan today but I think he's fit, just like Nagatomo. Resting him against Livorno worked out.
“Kovacic from the start tomorrow? That's one of the doubts I have.”
Mazzarri concluded by thanking President Erick Thohir, who claimed he has ‘confidence’ in the Coach.
“I'd like to thank president Thohir for having reaffirmed certain things this morning.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £11,000 to be won monthly!