Inter President Massimo Moratti has let Rafael Benitez know that he was unimpressed with Tuesday's heavy defeat to Tottenham in the Champions League.
The holders lost 3-1 and once again showed they couldn't stop Welsh wing-back Gareth Bale who once again ran riot.
"We lacked play and character," Moratti said. "It's not that we need to react with severity every time these things happen, but if anything we need to take it into account and understand that we can't reach our objectives like this.
"In previous years moments like this have happened and in these cases we need to concentrate and put ourselves in a position to do better.
"I am looking to inform myself as much as possible to understand what happened. Someone must take a little step back.
"I don't know who but we need to try and put the theory into practice. I too will understand more with time."