After the Nerazzurri’s 0-0 stalemate against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League, their coach conceded that his team are struggling for form and fitness
While dominating possessions for large periods, Group F leaders Inter were unable to break down the visitors and subsequently missed the chance to bolster their hopes of progression.
But the ex-Napoli boss admitted that the current situation was a drastic one, with Inter boasting just one win from their last five games in all competitions.
“We are in an emergency situation and playing every three days meant we weren’t as sharp as usual,” Mazzarri told Mediaset.
“Today we had to change a great deal and considering the situation I think it was a good performance. The important thing was to continue picking up points.
“We are doing well in Europe even if of course we like to win every game. We had six youngsters on the field against Napoli on Sunday and put in a great performance.
“Of course I’d love champagne football but I don’t see many doing that nowadays. Saint-Etienne are a team to be respected.”
Inter are back in action on Sunday with a Serie A visit to Cesena.