Thursday July 18 2013
Mazzarri knew Inter would struggle

Inter boss Walter Mazzarri says he wasn’t surprised that his side had their problems in Wednesday’s friendly win.

The Nerazzurri beat a Trentino select XI 3-0 in a game which saw new signing Ishak Belfodil miss two penalties.

“I already knew we would struggle,” the former Napoli boss noted. “You can tell when the muscles haven't loosened up properly yet...

“In the first half their legs weren't really firing, then it got better. I'm pleased with how things are coming along though.

“Considering the workload we've put them through they're doing great. You can see that they're still a bit leggy but we're working on it.

“The friendly performance has to be put into perspective. However, we'll look to learn from everything.”

Inter 3-0 Trentino XI

Scorers: Palacio 59, Capello 68, Alvarez 74.

Inter first half: Handanovic;  Andreolli, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus;  Jonathan, Guarin, Cambiasso, Kuzmanovic, Nagatomo; Palacio; Icardi.

Inter second half: Carrizo; Campagnaro, Samuel, Chivu; Mbaye, Kuzmanovic (Mira 65), Cambiasso (Olsen 63), Obi, Alvarez; Palacio (Capello 65); Belfodil.

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