Sunday October 16 2011
Zanetti rings Inter alarm bells

As Inter risk going bottom of the table after a second consecutive defeat, Javier Zanetti warns “we can't cling to the penalty incident.”

The Nerazzurri fell 2-1 at Catania on Saturday evening, meaning they have just four points from the opening six rounds.

The only times they had a worse start to the campaign was with one win and five defeats in 1921-22 and 1924-25.

It is also worth noting the reigning Club World Cup holders currently have the worst defence in Serie A, conceding 13 goals.

If Cesena and Bologna win with Lecce picking up a point, Inter would be joint bottom of the table.

“We can't cling to the penalty incident, as unfortunately what matters is we lost again,” said captain Zanetti after Catania's controversial winner.

“In the first half we did well, then after the break had a black-out. It's one of those periods when everything goes wrong.

“We are very upset, as I'm sure our fans will be too.”

Inter are also waiting for news on Walter Samuel's thigh injury, as he limped off during the game at the Stadio Massimino.

They hope to have Wesley Sneijder, Cristian Chivu and Julio Cesar back for the Champions League game with Lille.

English referee Howard Webb has been assigned for that European match on Tuesday.

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