Monday February 4 2013
Inter lack consistency, says Guarin

Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin has conceded that Siena were the better team in Sunday’s 3-1 loss in Tuscany.

“Siena deserved their victory,” the Colombian told Sky Sport Italia. “We came up against a team that was prepared and always on the attack.

“Then with Cristian Chivu’s red card everything became more difficult. Now we have to put this ugly defeat behind us and look forward. Every one of us has to give more.”

Inter are in the middle of a potential crisis given that they have won just one of their last seven games in the Italian top flight.

“We’re working hard, but the consistency in our results just isn’t there,” the former Porto man continued.

“This was an important match today but we didn’t win. We’re working hard and doing well in training, but we need to apply it in the game. We can’t give up.”

Guarin also conceded that he wasn’t happy with his own performance at the weekend.

“Today wasn’t one of my best days, but I’m positive about the next match,” he noted. “I know I can give more.

“My preferred role is in the middle of a three-man midfield, but I’m getting along very well in the advanced spot that Andrea Stramaccioni has trusted me with.”