Inter deserve to be higher than fourth – Mazzarri

The former Napoli boss has called on his players to give their all in their remaining games in 2013 and brushed aside talk of January transfers

Inter boss Walter Mazzarri believes that the club deserve to be higher than their current fourth place in Serie A this season.

The Nerazzurri have enjoyed a solid start to the current campaign but have drawn their last two league clashes against Bologna and Sampdoria, though they won in the Coppa Italia in midweek against Trapani.

Mazzarri has called for his players to step up their game if they want to reach the Champions League places prior to the winter break, as well as warning of the potential pitfalls that facing Parma will provide on Sunday.

“I expect us to take our game up another level and my players to give 100 per cent at all times,” he told reporters on Saturday. “I want us to win every game in style.

“We’ve collected fewer points than our performances deserve, we still have to mature.

“There are lots of dangers lurking in this game against Parma, we have to make sure we get our approach right.”

Inter have been linked with a January move for Paris Saint-Germain attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi, but Mazzarri insisted that the Milan-based club are not in trouble up front despite being without the injured Diego Milito and Mauro Icardi.

“At the moment we have the best attack in Serie A,” the former Napoli coach continued. “I don’t think we have an emergency up front.

“Before we talk about what to expect from us in the January transfer market, we still have three important games before the winter break.”

Inter kick-off their clash with Parma at 20:45CET on Sunday at the Giuseppe Meazza.

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