Mazzarri: Inter can learn from Cagliari defeat

The Nerazzurri boss says his side will examine the mistakes they made in their shock 4-1 home loss to the Sardinians on Sunday and make sure they are not repeated

Inter coach Walter Mazzarri says his side will learn from the mistakes they made in their shock 4-1 reverse to Cagliari at San Siro on Sunday.

The Italian giants levelled in the tie through Pablo Daniel Osvaldo after an early goal for the Sardinians, but they then conceded a further three without reply to put the game out of reach.

The Nerazzurri face Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag next up, at home in the Europa League on Thursday, and Mazzarri is hoping for a vast improvement from his players.

“One tries to be balanced,” the 53-year-old told reporters. “The result against Cagliari was not Inter, I do not believe we are like that, nor perhaps like the [Inter] side that won [7-0] against Sassuolo [in September].”

“If you have followed me from day one, I have always reacted in a certain way.

“The guys are as disappointed as me at the Cagliari defeat and we have tried to figure out what went wrong. I have made some mistakes in evaluating the intensity of the matches.

“Tomorrow we face a different game, from a competitive point of view and we will ensure that we can play football.

“We are a group under construction, we must show as a group that this was a hiccough.

“When you encounter certain difficulties you try to limit the damage. Sunday was a bad game from every point of view.

“We will try to figure out what went wrong and perhaps if the guys can understand it then it will serve as something we can grow from.”

The former Napoli boss also said he and his players would not be underestimating his side’s upcoming opponents.

“Qarabag are unknown but are good and have important players, it’s a game that is not to be taken lightly,” he added. “We have to show that we are different to the side that played on Sunday.”

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