Palermo vs. Internazionale  4 - 3

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Gasperini seeks Inter fix

12 September 2011 01:49

Inter Milan coach Gian Piero Gasperini said that Sunday’s 4-3 defeat at Palermo will be a valuable lesson for future matches.

Inter held the lead twice during the game, but Palermo's three second-half goals turned the score around and made the visitors return home empty-handed.

After the match, Gasperini was content with his side's resoluteness up front, but noted the team must improve in other areas.

"After each game, you have to draw conclusions," he said. "Tonight we showed some problems we need to fix.

"But we have an important attacking potential, whether it is in the starting XI or on the bench."

Questioned about Mauro Zarate's substitution just 30 minutes into the game, the 53-year-old coach noted it was motivated by fitness problems.

"He came off because, unlike in training, he was not in a good physical condition," Gasperini said.

"I do not necessarily have to wait for the end of the first half, we had (Wesley) Sneijder on the bench and given the Argentine's condition I preferred to play this card."

The Inter coach justified his decision to keep Giampaolo Pazzini on the bench during the whole contest, saying: "We did not have any problems in the attack, (Diego) Milito, Sneijder and (Diego) Forlan did good things.

"He is a great player, but we did not have problems up front. I preferred to use (Ricardo) Alvarez, who gave a little bit of freshness to the team."

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12-09 Gasperini seeks Inter fix

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# Team MP D P
1 38 +48 84
2 38 +41 80
3 38 +17 64
4 38 +9 62
5 38 +20 61
6 38 +3 58
7 38 +6 56
8 38 +1 56
9 38 -2 51
10 38 -10 49
11 38 -5 48
12 38 -2 46
13 38 -6 46
14 38 +0 44
15 38 -9 43
16 38 -10 43
17 38 -19 42
18 38 -16 36
19 38 -30 32
20 38 -36 22