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Roberto Mancini on the defeat, individual performances and the third place


Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini was left to bemoan a lack of cutting edge in the final third as his side frustratingly went down 1-0 to Torino at the Stadio San Siro.

The Nerazzurri enjoyed plenty of possession but didn't create enough goal-scoring opportunities against a defensive-minded Torino side.

And Emiliano Moretti's last-minute goal means Internazionale's unbeaten run in 2015 comes to an abrupt end.

"I am happy with the performance because we did what we had to do," Mancini told Sky Sport Italy.

"Although we were idle in the final third. Then football can be cruel sometimes, not much we can do about that.

"We were caught napping when they scored, we failed to properly mark [goalscorer Emiliano] Moretti. But it's cruel because we didn't deserve to lose or draw the game.

"We didn't create much because the quality of our strikers didn't come out in the final third.

"I am satisfied with the game of [Lukas] Podolski, but like the others he has to be more dynamic. We have to do something more when approaching the final third.

"[Xherdan] Shaqiri didn't start because he played 80 minutes in the [Italian] Cup so we decides not to take any risks.

"I thought he could change the game in the second half, he's capable of doing so, but the other strikers should be able to change the game as well."

Internazionale will go ten points behind Napoli if Rafa Benitez's side win tomorrow's home game against Genoa but the 50-year-old says a top-three finish is not mission impossible.

"It would have been important to do well [at the start of the season], he said.

"But now we simply have to work, one game does not change our work plan. We still have to believe in a possible top-three finish."

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