Inter Milan were plunged into further misery when they suffered their third straight defeat in a row when they fell to an embarrassing 0 – 3 defeat at the San Siro to Bologna.
It left Inter being in a position where they had only claimed 1 point from the last 15 that were available, and the crowd voiced their dissatisfaction at the final whistle by jeering and chanting previous manager Jose Mourinho’s name, a man who had delivered the Champions League and Serie A title to the San Siro faithful.
Inter have found themselves in unusual positions so far this season, and the fact that they have only accrued 36 points from 24 games is well below the standards they normally set. The fact that they still sit in 6th position at this stage of the season is sure to send alarm bells ringing through the ears of the Inter Milan board, especially considering that they are the reigning league champions.
Manager Claudio Ranieri is feeling the heat as the pressure on his shoulders increase dramatically, and the sequence of 7 wins in a row back in January, including a victory against their rivals AC Milan, couldn’t feel longer ago. However, Ranieri has come out and refused to quit, saying that he is focussed on helping his team bounce back strongly.
However, the pressure appears to be mounting from above, with club president Massimo Moratti reported to have left the stadium at only half time, with Inter already trailing by 2 goals. Ranieri also claimed that he took positives from the game, claiming that at times a balance and tactical unity was found which was truly exceptional.