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Roberto Mancini on the Empoli draw, says more personality is needed


Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini was disappointed after the goalless draw away at Empoli on Saturday afternoon.

The Nerazzurri were coming from back-to-back positive results against Juventus and Genoa but failed to show the same determination and work-rate against Maurizio Sarri's side.

"We're still going through a difficult moment," Mancini explained.

"We have to understand the moment. Hernanes, just like [Rodrigo] Palacio, [Lukas] Podolski and [Xherdan] Shaqiri was static. But it's not one player who makes the difference.

"I didn't get carried away after the Juventus and Genoa games. This [Empoli away] is not an easy place, I am disappointed because I want the team to create more but today we lacked in that department. We needed more personality.

"I don't know [if all the praise we received lately was damaging].

"But we have to be aware of the fact that we have to change, today we had to win."

The draw means Internazionale drop points in the battle for a top-three finish but Mancini says nothing changes for his side.

"Nothing [changes for a top-three finish]," the Italian says.

"A win would have been better but we could have lost. The clean sheet is a positive thing."

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