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Stramaccioni eyes swift turnaround

Inter head coach Andrea Stramaccioni is confident his side will return to form following their 1-0 defeat to Parma in the Serie A on Monday.

A second-half goal from Nicola Sansone at the Stadio Ennio Tardini leaves Inter fourth in the table with only one point from their last three league games.

Despite the setback, Stramaccioni is certain his side will be challenging for top honours this season.

“It’s definitely a negative run and we’re sorry for it but we also are looking forward to reversing it in a positive one,” the Italian tactician said.

“We are the same team that was on the top of the table with our work and good results.

“Now we have gained only one point from three matches, and my only way out is to give all that we have on the pitch.

“We need to be aware that negative trends are there for us to change into positive ones.”

Inter have gone two seasons without lifting the Serie A title and if they are to end that run they must improve collectively, according to the former youth team coach.

“We didn’t play well in the second half (against Parma),” Stramaccioni said. “I think we played well in the first half with determination and character against an excellent team.

“We led the game and only suffered to (Jonathan) Biabiany, but not Parma as a team. In the second half there was a big drop in our performance, and it’s the first time that’s happened since I’ve been here.

“Parma’s goal is the perfect reflection of our second half, because if you are on the top of the table in the league, you cannot afford to concede this type of goal to your opponents. You cannot make such a big mistake.

“It’s not an individual mistake, but a mistake from the whole team and it cost us the match, because otherwise it would have ended in a draw, not a victory for them.”

Inter host Palermo in league action on Sunday.

Tue 27 November, 2012
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