After appearing to come closer towards challenging the title in the middle of the campaign, Inter Milan have once again fallen behind the major clubs in Italy. The manager Andrea Stramaccioni has overseen the recent poor run of form, which has seen the club drop into the fifth position. Even though the possibility of finishing in the Champions League places still remains for the club, it has been a disappointing season nonetheless. Instead of coming out with excuses for the poor form, Stramaccioni has said that he would like to take the blame for the club’s inability to win matches recently.

The pressure on the manager mounted after they lost 3-1 at the hands of the relegation threatened Siena during the weekend. This defeat means that Inter Milan have not managed a single victory in the last four matches. As a result, their arch rivals AC Milan have been able to overtake them on goal difference in the table. One of the reasons for Inter Milan slumping to the defeat was the red card given to the defender Cristian Chivu, but the manager refused to blame this incident for the defeat. However, he still believes that the club will be able to finish in the top three at the end of the season.

“It is without doubt an ugly defeat and we are very angry. We had a few players missing but there are no alibis for a poor performance. Despite the fact we lost, we are still only three points away from the Champions League places, so we cannot give up and have to keep fighting. We can still achieve our objective but must find ourselves again, as we are still the team who in November were a point off the leaders and had great ambition,” said the 37-year-old.