Inter wing-back Jonathan admits that sides battling for honours have to beat the likes of Sampdoria at home.
The Nerazzurri took the lead against Doria in front of new President Erick Thohir yesterday, but the game eventually ended 1-1 to leave the Nerazzurri fourth.
“We respect sides like Sampdoria, but Inter are a big club and if you want to fight for the Scudetto or finish near the top you can't drop points,” the Brazilian told Inter Channel.
“We've already said that these home games are essential. Unfortunately, it didn't go well against Sampdoria.
“I'm gutted but we're human, you can't always play well.
“We've still got another 25 games to play, but we mustn't forget that – especially at home – we can't perform like this.
“It's disappointing for us and for the President on his first visit to San Siro.”