Mar 10, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​San Siro
Inter Milan
0-1
Bologna

Stankovic (39'), Juan (70')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Gilardino (57')
Gabbiadini (16'), Naldo (85')

Andrea Stramaccioni desperate for Inter Milan response

Inter Milan boss Andrea Stramaccioni shouting on November 18, 2012
© AP Photos
Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni challenges his players to respond after losing two games in three days.

Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has challenged his side to respond after a disappointing home defeat to Bologna in Serie A this evening.

Alberto Gilardino scored the only goal at the San Siro as Inter lost their first home match in 2013 to slip behind in the race for Champions League qualification.

Stramaccioni believes that Inter must fight in the final 10 games to save a season that started out in promising fashion.

He told reporters at the post-match press conference: "We have lost an opportunity tonight, but there are 10 games to go and we should reserve judgment to the end of the season. It would be an unforgivable error to throw in the towel now.

"Of course we are angry and sad at the situation and at ourselves, but there is time to make up for it. We came out for the second half fortunate not to be behind. Paradoxically we did better after the break and that was when Bologna scored. It was a heavy blow.

"We reacted and went close to an equaliser, but the result is what counts. It is not a positive time for us, but I see other teams who have had problems. It is a very balanced League and apart from Juventus every team can cause each other problems."

Inter are now fifth in Serie A but switch to Europa League action in midweek against Tottenham Hotspur, who hold a 3-0 lead in the tie ahead of Thursday's second leg.

Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni gives the thumbs up on the touchline during the match against Siena on February 3, 2013
Read Next:
Stramaccioni: 'Inter are building for the future'
>



Premier League
Championship
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
A-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus26220455173866
2Roma25182554223256
3Napoli26166460293154
4Atalanta BCAtalanta26163742261651
5Inter Milan25153740241648
6Lazio25145644291547
7AC Milan2513573629744
8Fiorentina2511774235740
9Torino259884640635
10Sampdoria259793031-134
11AC Chievo VeronaChievo2595112634-832
12SassuoloSassuolo2593133541-630
13Udinese2585122834-629
14CagliariCagliari2584133351-1828
15Bologna2576122338-1527
16Genoa2567122740-1325
17Empoli2657141537-2222
18Palermo2535172149-2814
19Crotone2534182043-2313
20Pescara2526172755-2812