Inter star Wesley Sneijder tells media not to judge coach Gian Piero Gasperini despite poor start to the season

The Netherlands international admits his club side are playing poorly, but says the press should not blame the manager as it is the team who must be criticised for performances
Inter playmaker Wesley Sneijder has admitted that his team are underperforming, but called on detractors not to blame manager Gian Piero Gasperini for the side's recent poor results.

Speaking to Dutch television after Inter's 0-0 draw with Roma, the midfielder said that it was "easy to point the finger" at Gasperini as the cause of the problems, but he believes it is the team's responsibilty to turn around the club's fortunes.

"It's all too easy to point the finger at the coach as everyone seems to be doing," Sneijder told Sport 1.

"Unfortunately things aren't going for us at the moment. We're not able to put away the many chances we're creating.

"It's our responsibility [for the performances] and we have to improve as a team."

Gasperini has received enormous criticism for the Nerazzurri's poor start to the season, which has seen them lose all three competitive matches played prior to Saturday's draw.

Inter lost 2-1 to arch-rivals AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup, were defeated by Palermo 4-3 in the league, then shocked 1-0 by minnows Trabzonspor in the Champions League.