Despite the club's best season for five years, the former Manchester City boss believes there is more to come from the San Siro outfit next term
Roberto Mancini promised there is more to come from Inter next season as the penultimate game of another frustrating Serie A campaign ended in a 2-1 victory over Empoli on Saturday.
First-half goals from Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic - either side of a
Manuel Pucciarelli equaliser - was enough for Inter to secure the
points, and a fourth-placed finish, in their last match at San Siro this
Inter were top of the table by the mid-season break, but a
disappointing second half of the campaign saw their title hopes fade and
they also fell away from contention for the Champions League.
Head coach Mancini is adamant Inter have made clear progress this
term, but accepts there is plenty of work to do to return Inter to the
top domestically and in Europe.
"We would not have finished fourth if we did everything right. The
position is what we deserve, because we threw away what we had done for
the first six months," Mancini told Tuttomercatoweb.
"In Italy we are quick to criticise all aspects of a team, but
instead you have to see the good things that a team does, and we have
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"We will seek to strengthen the team, but this is still the best season of the last five years.
"We thank the fans who came to San Siro, we hope next year to be able to give them some extra satisfaction."
Mancini believes the victory at Empoli shows the manner in which
Inter must close out matches if they are to reduce the gulf in class
between themselves and champions Juventus.
"We have to improve many things, the technical quality, the desire to
fight and we must learn not to give anything away in times of
difficulty, like how Juve do," he added.