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Inter coach Rafael Benitez has started his Serie A debut with a draw against Bologna, and has praised Bologna 'keeper Emiliano Viviano...

Inter coach Rafael Benitez admits he was pleased with the efforts of his players during the second half despite the scoreless draw against Bologna.

The new tactician also had glowing praise for Rossoblu custodian Emiliano Viviano.

"I am happy with how the side reacted in the second half," Benitez told Sky Sport after the game. "We played much better than our previous match [against Atletico Madrid], as we showed the willingness to win.

"The side had 15 shots on goal, and their goalkeeper was very good this evening."

The Spaniard went on to explain why Diego Milito was substituted with 10 minutes to go.

"I took him off because I could see he was very tired. This was also the case with the rest of the side, as we lacked some physical freshness."

Benitez is also hoping that a player can be added to the roster prior to close of the transfer window.

"I have spoken with the president [Massimo Moratti] and [technical director Marco] Branca, and we hope to do something prior to the end, as there is not a lot of time. If not, we can add some more stability to the side in January," concluded Benitez.


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