Coach Rafael Benitez refused to throw in the towel following Inter’s disastrous defeat to Chievo.
“After a defeat we are never happy,” he declared to SkySport.
“It must be said that my men showed character today however. We were dealt a nasty blow on the counter attack but there were chances to come away with something.
“On a terrible pitch the boys kept plugging away but it simply wasn’t to be.
“Credit must be paid to Chievo who played a great game but a side such as Inter needs to win these games, this is football.
“This is not the first time I have been in such a situation and only with hard work can we bounce back. We have a great desire to win and from this we must look to turn the results around starting with the clash against Twente [in the Champions League] on Wednesday.”