's cookie policy has been updated. Our website has been developed in a way to allow you to read all our articles even when cookies are disabled but third party cookies may be placed on your machine to track your use of our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies, alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information including opt-out instructions.

LATEST NEWS 11:37 Would Harry Kane Thrive Overseas? He is one of the hottest properties around in English football and rumours persist that he is high on Real ... 15:45 Mauricio Pochettino admits draw against Liverpool is a fair result Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits this afternoon's 1-1 draw against Liverpool was a ...

Arsene Wenger insists: Olivier Giroud is not just a substitute here at Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes striker Olivier Giroud can still be an asset in his squad this season. The Frenchman has struggled to enjoy regular first team football at the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger admits Top Four finish is difficult for Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says a Top Four finish will not be easy to achieve for his side despite a vital 2-1 win away at Middlesbrough. The Gunners are currently sixth in the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger explains when striker Lucas will be back in action Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no new injury concerns after the mid-week draw at home against Paris Saint-Germain. Defender Hector Bellerin and midfielder Santi Cazorla are... - Read article

Internazionale Jersey
» News

Roberto Mancini on the Lazio game and signing Lucas Leiva


Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini was unhappy with his side's first half performance in the 2-2 draw against Lazio.

The Nerazzurri were again guilty of defensive mistakes as they allowed the visitors to take a 2-0 first half lead but produced a brilliant display in the final 45 minutes of the game to salvage a point at the San Siro.

"We can play with [Gary] Medel from the start in the same way we can play without him," Mancini said.

"It's not down to an individual player, the way we conceded early penalised us. In the first half we lacked the same intensity showed in the second half.

"We can win at Turin [against Juventus], anything can happen in a game. We conceded goals from silly mistakes, something we shouldn't be doing. But we have to continue the work, especially considering the excellent second half [tonight]."

Midfielder Fredy Guarin was booed off the pitch when substituted and Mancini says it's everyone's job to turn boos into applause.

"We cannot only talk about Guarin," Mancini said.

"It's everyone's job to turn boos into applause. If somebody boos it's because he's not happy and it's our job to silence the boos with applause."

Internazionale have been heavily linked with Liverpool's Lucas but Mancini says signing the 27-year-old will not be easy during the January transfer window.

"Signing him [Lucas] is difficult," the managed added.

"But he would help us because he's experienced."

Featured in article
Gary Medel, Lucas Leiva, Roberto Mancini