Sunday September 2 2012
Strama: 'Inter's psychological problem'

Andrea Stramaccioni saw “a psychological problem” in Inter’s performance as they fell on home turf to Roma.

“I worked with Alessandro Florenzi in the Roma youth academy, so perhaps he owes me a percentage after this goal! Joking aside, he scored a great goal and a talent knows how to grow himself,” said the Coach.

Inter had been able to get on level terms, but were eventually beaten 3-1 by a late Giallorossi flurry.

“I didn’t like the drop in intensity after we went 2-1 down. In that moment we had the game in hand and started the second half really well, but Pablo Osvaldo’s goal on that great Francesco Totti assist found us unprepared.

“We didn’t do well in that phase of the match and I think it was more of a psychological problem than a football one.

“We cannot concede goals like that on home turf and then feel such a heavy psychological blowback. We have a lot to work on, because we are a new team and so must quickly turn the page.”

Stramaccioni’s season has been particularly difficult at San Siro, where they conceded seven goals in three games between Serie A and the Europa League.

“That is a fact, but Inter attacked consistently, so I don’t think there is a San Siro problem.”

Giampaolo Pazzini left Inter in an exchange with Antonio Cassano and scored a hat-trick for Milan this weekend.

“There are no regrets. We had to choose a centre-forward to focus on and I chose Diego Milito. The hat-trick doesn’t change anything. In my view, Pazzini and Milito cannot play together.”