Mazzarri: “The lads gave their all”

MILAN – "We always have to go for the three points, whether we’re winning or losing," began Walter Mazzarri as he spoke to the media after Inter v Bologna.

"We came into the game on the back of a few strange matches and you could sense the pressure. We held back a bit, almost as if we were afraid to win, and yet we still created the chances. We went all out for the win at the end, making substitutions that forced players slightly out of position but it meant we could maintain the same formation. Kovacic played very well, as did Hernanes.

"I’m not interested in talking about us missing out on targets. People who have seen our games this year know that we deserve to be in Europe.

"Football is not an exact science, I don’t know what happened today. Anyone can miss a penalty: Diego is a top player, an expert penalty taker and today he missed one. But even their second equaliser had an element of luck about it. I guess we’re not used to taking penalties any more."

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