Inter captain Javier Zanetti insists the side should forget about their ambitions for the season. “Let’s win one match first.”
The Nerazzurri are on the slide after a disastrous 2012 so far. They have collected just one point from the last 18 on offer in the League and have lost the last five on the bounce in all competitions.
“Losing to Napoli we can handle, but not so many consecutive losses,” he told Inter Channel after last night’s 1-0 reverse at the San Paolo. “This is the worrying part.
“Now we have to start by winning one match and then thinking about the others. Things can’t continue like this.”
Inter, who have failed to score in five of their last six Serie A ties, are now seventh in the table – nine points adrift of Champions League qualification.
“The approach for Napoli was good, but at the slightest mistake we get heavily punished and then it seems that we lack the strength to start again,” Zanetti continued.
“We've been talking for ages now about starting again, but we haven't managed to do it. We take responsibility for this.
“We have to roll up our sleeves and keep working. It’s regrettable because during the week we work well, but in the match things aren't going right.”
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