Alberto Malesani concedes Bologna were bound to pay the price for defensive errors against “champions like Inter.”
The doors were opened to the 4-1 defeat when the ball was given away cheaply in midfield during the first half.
“I don't know if it was the best Inter performance of the season, but we made some mistakes and champions like Inter do not let you get away with them,” said the Coach.
“I liked the fact my team never gave in and kept trying to play its football, but unfortunately Inter would score every time they were remotely dangerous.
“When they have a full squad at their disposal, Inter are the only credible title challengers to Milan, and perhaps Roma. If they won't win it, then they'll certainly come second.
“Having said that, Dejan Stankovic's goal was clearly offside and I don't understand why it was allowed. I could see from the bench that it was offside.”
Bologna have had a tough week, as they were docked a further two points for financial irregularities.
“We knew that these two points were coming off, but the team always worked well. With less naivety, we will challenge everyone.”
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