POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE, COACH INZAGHI:”Work is the only thing that will allow us to be competitive”

< ![CDATA[PITTSBURGH – This is what coach Filippo Inzaghi had to say in his press conference after the match versus Manchester City in the Guinness International Champions Cup on Sunday:"It’s in front of everybody’s eyes that we have to improve in lots of areas. We’ve not been working long and we come off the back of an eighth place finish. We have to work a great deal.We didn’t do too badly in the first 10 minutes. We did well in terms of possession and less so without the ball which we’ve focused less on. I’m disappointed because we conceded those two goals after creating chances. Without the ball we’re not nasty enough, we need to react more when we lose the ball. Work is the only thing that will allow us to be competitive soon. It’s down to me to watch the match again and ask for more from everybody. Balotelli had a good game, we asked a lot of him because he only arrived on Monday. He was ready to play 45 minutes, we need to work on his fitness step by step and we will try and bring everyone up to the same level.It’s never nice to lose like this, the players have to now train well and get back to playing better as soon as possible.Our fitness can’t come close to the English sides, but we certainly have to give that something extra. The blame lies with me and I will take it. I will continue working with this squad and when we’re all in shape and we have everyone we definitely won’t be the side from the past two matches. Clearly we could have shown more concentration and determination and it’s down to me to ask more of this in the next match.I think that once we’re a complete group we can be competitive in the league. I expect more when we don’t have possession. I’m angry with myself because if this is the performance then the blame is mine and together with my staff we’ll come through it. We’ll get back on track. We have to concede fewer goals. We must improve on this aspect."]]>