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Benitez wants Inter to improve

28 August 2010 02:25

(GSM) - Internazionale manager Rafa Benitez has admitted that his side must improve after their European Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid.

The Nerazzurri went down 2-0 to the Spanish outfit in the Stade Louis II in Monaco, after Jose Antonio Reyes and Sergio Aguero found the net in the second-half.

The Champions League holders showed glimpses of quality but rarely threatened the Atletico goal, and their night was summed up in the dying minutes when Diego Milito had a penalty saved by David De Gea.

It was a poor start to Benitez's competitive career with Inter, having departed Liverpool earlier in the summer, and he says they must get better.

He told Rai TV: "I think we started the match in a good way, with three dangerous occasions.

"Then, we lost the control, especially in the midfield. Atletico Madrid did good things.

"They play a good sudden counter attack, it was difficult. It's clear we need to work from the athletic point of view.

"We must work - few players have arrived back late from holidays. Clearly we must improve - today it hasn't been the team we want. We must work to improve."

Europa League champions Atletico were clearly delighted to add the Super Cup to their trophy cabinet, and fully deserved the win.

Striker Diego Forlan was pleased with the result, but admits he would consider a switch to the San Siro with Inter after speculation linking him with a move.

He told Sky Italia: "We knew it would have been a difficult game.

"We took advantage from Inter mistakes. Inter are a really prestigious side. Should it will arrive an offer I will analyze it."

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Competition
UEFA Super Cup
Date
27 August 2010
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 2
Venue
Stade Louis II. (Monaco)
Attendance
17265

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2

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