Mancini: Inter back on course

The coach insists his players are still making too many errors but feels Thursday’s victory over Celtic shows his struggling side are going in the right direction

Roberto Mancini is confident his Inter side are back on the right track after they booked their place in the Europa League last-16 with a 1-0 victory over Celtic.

Mancini returned to the San Siro in November for his second spell in the dugout and got off to a poor start, managing just four wins in his first 14 matches in charge.

But after three consecutive Serie A victories and Thursday’s triumph over the Scottish champions, he is sure his team are now heading in the right direction, although he did warn them that they are making too many mistakes.

“We did very well tonight and deserved to win,” he said.

“We’re growing but we’re not perfect yet – we’re still making errors but we’re definitely on the right track.”

Colombia international Fredy Guarin thumped home a 25-yard winner just two minutes from time to give Inter a 4-3 aggregate victory after a 3-3 draw in Glasgow last week.

“Guarin is always looking to do something like that,” added Mancini.

“Sometimes he tries to force it too much, but he’s naturally gifted at striking the ball. He’s showing his true talent.”

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