Inter need a bit of nastiness, says Ausilio

The Nerazzurri chief has slammed his side’s performance against Cagliari and has told the players they need a change of mentality

Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has voiced his dismay with the Giuseppe Meazza’s 4-1 Serie A loss at the hands of Cagliari on Sunday and feels they need a certain nastiness if they are to improve their results.

Marco Sau gifted Cagliari an early lead before Pablo Ovaldo restored parity after 18 minutes. Nevertheless, an Albin Ekdal hat-trick saw the away side emerge victorious as Inter were reduced to 10 men following Yuto Nagatomo’s red card.

Head coach Walter Mazzarri’s side sit fifth in the Serie A table after five games and Ausilio has stressed that they must do better if they are to climb up the table.

“I believe a team that wants to become great can’t let in the kind of goals we let in,” the Inter chief told his club’s official website.

“When you concede four goals like that it shows you lack the mental edge, in addition to the physical one.

“I should also mention a bit of nastiness, which you need when the opponent always gets there first. I believe that’s what we’ll be looking at most of all.

“A team that has big aspirations like Inter has must react right away. The Cagliari result is already behind us.”

Inter will be looking to bounce back on Thursday when they host Qarabag in the Europa League.

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