Diego Milito blasts comparisons to Jose Mourinho's Inter after defeat to Palermo

The Argentine forward is happy to have scored twice in Sicily on Sunday and wants people to stop comparing the current team to that under the Portuguese tactician two years ago
Inter striker Diego Milito believes that the team require more time to gel under new coach Gian Piero Gasperini but admits that they need to "tighten up in defense".
"It's not right to think of the Inter of two years ago," the 32-year-old told Rai Sport. "Today we are a different team with a new coach who has another scheme in mind compared to those of the past and we have to be able to adapt to it. 

The Argentina international scored twice against Palermo at the Renzo Barbera in their opening game of the Serie A campaign on Sunday evening but failed to inspire the Milanese club to a victory as they went down 4-3 to the Sicilians.

Milito, though, believes that this defeat should not be taken as a sign of things to come, and has asked everyone to give them more time and not compare them to the team they were in 2009-10 under Jose Mourinho.

"Of course it's going to take time for us players too. For example, today [Sunday] an attacking midfielder like [Wesley] Sneijder played wider than he usually does. I think that he in particular has changed position," he explained.  "I repeat, we shouldn't try to compare. I agree that we have to tighten up in defense especially, but this doesn't only involve defenders."

On his own performance against Palermo, Milito said: "On a personal level it is always gratifying for a striker to score, but I can't hide my disappointment at the result. Naturally we all want to win, but now it's time to look to the future and try to improve."

Inter's next challenge is against Turkish club Trabzonspor in its opening game of Group B in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

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