Tuesday February 16 2016
Mancini: ‘Ritiro good for Inter’

Roberto Mancini says Inter’s training camp will bring “peace of mind” and insists “we’re not giving up”.

It was confirmed earlier today that the Nerazzurri will be in ‘ritiro’ until Sampdoria game, meaning the players will be confined to the training ground.

“Yes, we’re here from tomorrow to work with peace of mind, and to have a clear mind when thinking about the next game,” Mancini explained to Inter Channel.

“We hope everything will go well. It’s a bit of a difficult period but against Fiorentina we had a good game, apart from the start where they created two or three chances as we hadn’t settled into our shape.

“They had their usual ball possession, we did well but we conceded a goal due to carelessness. We had to hold on but we’re not giving up, nothing is over and there’s still a long way to go.

“It takes time to build a winning team, and I think Inter are a few years behind. We know it’ll take a bit of time and we’ll have to go through difficult spells.

“We did well up until December, but difficult times will come during the season. That’s where you have to be strong, stand up and not give up, even though disappointments can sometimes be bitter.

“Now we have to continue to work, we need more concentration and calmness.

“We need our fans, even if it’s normal that when you lose the supporters are disappointed and angry.”

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