Inter will get back to the top, says Mancini

The Nerezzurri coach has pleaded for more time to restore his side to their former glory in the wake of Sunday’s 2-1 reverse at the hands of Udinese

Inter boss Roberto Mancini is confident that his side will soon be back at the pinnacle of European football.

The Nerazzurri have fallen from grace since their famous treble win under Jose Mourinho in 2009-10, with their former coach returning to the club this term following Walter Mazzarri’s sacking.

Inter currently sit 12th after Sunday’s 2-1 reverse at the hands of Udinese but Mancini is confident that they will soon be restored to their former place.

“Against Udinese, we clearly underperformed,” he told reporters.

“But we’re working to change things. This is a young squad, we can improve, but I’m convinced that we can come back to the highest level in the coming years.

“It’s not fair to compare this team to the one of 2010. That was a team with many champions, it was easier to be successful.

“Let’s hope we improve quickly.”

Inter take on Azeri side Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday but Mancini is refusing to take the minnows for granted.

“Tomorrow we want to play our game and win, regardless of the importance of the match,” he continued.

“We know Qarabag well, they can still qualify so we can expect them to give their best.”

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