Sunday September 1 2013
Mazzarri: 'Inter still naive'

Walter Mazzarri was pleased with Inter’s 3-0 victory in Catania, though complained “we are still naïve.”

The Nerazzurri earned an impressive win with Rodrigo Palacio, Yuto Nagatomo and Ricky Alvarez maintaining a 100 per cent Serie A record.

“We still need to improve a great deal, as we are too naïve in possession,” moaned the Coach on Sky Sport Italia.

“In the first half the only Catania chances were created by our mistakes. We also wasted too many opportunities when the game was still in the balance. Was I agitated on the touchline? I always am when I see things that aren’t going well, that’s my job.”

The change of tactics has enabled Mazzarri to get the best out of Nagatomo and Jonathan on the wings.

“I didn’t think they’d understand so quickly what I wanted from them and especially Jonathan has improved markedly in the last 15 days.

“I can also see the tension the players had from last season wash away with each victory. Winning gives you confidence and in the second half, for example, we came back out on to the pitch with more belief.”

Inter are joint top of the table with six points, having scored five goals and not conceded any. Without playing in Europe, does this mean they are challenging for the Scudetto?

“Inter’s objective is to give our best and make life difficult for everybody. I’d love to have 22 or 23 world class players so I could challenge for every tournament, but for example at Napoli there wasn’t right squad for what was asked of me.”

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