Sunday February 23 2014
Mazzarri: Inter denied penalty

Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri says his side were denied a blatant penalty in their draw with Cagliari.

The former Napoli boss believes Mauro Icardi was clearly fouled and that the Nerazzurri should have had the chance to win the game.

“I don’t talk about referees,” he said to Rai Radio. “It’s so obvious, how can I not say it was a penalty.

“I’m fed up of keeping quiet but I will have to.”

Mazzarri then praised his team’s opponents who are fighting relegation.

“I must congratulate the Sardi because they played well, they made very courageous decisions,” he said.

“Against Fiorentina we went ahead but we couldn’t do that today. Getting in front is important.

“It was a particular game that we drew, we created a lot of chances but we couldn’t take them.

“Unfortunately today we handled a few situations badly.

“We are all a bit annoyed because today we did everything we could to bring the three points home.”

The tactician was then asked about some of his players’ form.

“Our substitutions gave us new life,” he said.

“Alvarez did well, but the squad is strong and whoever comes in will need to do well.

“Guarin had problems during the week but today he played the whole game.

“We have missed having a player like Hernanes because he is mature and calm.”

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