MILAN - “We created problems for ourselves today,” said Luciano Spalletti after the Nerazzurri’s defeat to Bologna. “Even when we should’ve been comfortable or were in a position to score. You then lose confidence in your own ability and if the level of insecurity grows, you start to make mistakes, while the opposition can score. It takes a strong character to react, and we must improve on this."
“Every time we fall beneath the standards that we’ve set, we even make the most basic of errors. The football wasn’t fluid but we still had three clear chances to take the lead. At times, one chance would've been enough but we didn’t manage to score and then you start trying to force it too much. The team is with me and as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have any issues there. Whistles don’t change anything in my attitude. The fans deserve better, because this is Inter. Serious responses are needed with what we do on the pitch and how we think."
The Coach was also asked about the decision to play all-out attack with Ranocchia up front. "Andrea is good in the air, one of the best players in the league at it. After 75 minutes in which we couldn’t score, we wanted to try something different. He also got on the end of two or three dangerous balls but then it dropped in areas where we didn’t have enough numbers."