Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic admits ‘we need to grow’, but it taking the 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in his stride.
The Nerazzurri lost their third friendly in a row to Los Merengues in Guangzhou, despite Coach Roberto Mancini starting with a strong side.
However, the Croatian international is sure the tour of China will still be good preparation for the season ahead.
“We’re still in the preparation phase but Real Madrid put in an excellent performance,” Kovacic said after the final whistle.
“These results happen. We need to grow, we’re doing everything we can during pre-season to be ready for the start of the season.”