Walter Mazzarri warned his Inter players against continually "throwing points away" after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Bologna.
The Nerazzurri actually fell behind at the Renato Dall’Ara when Panagiotis Kone put the hosts ahead. Jonathan equalised for the Milan outfit at the beginning of the second period but the visitors spurned numerous opportunities to complete the turnaround and in the end had to settle for just a point.
“If we want to stay at the top level, then we can’t keep throwing points away like this,” Mazzarri told Sky Sport Italia after the game.
“We created even more chances than usual. It looked like the goal was cursed and in these situations you can even lose.
“We had a series of naive errors on Bologna’s goal and it made the game an uphill struggle. We missed the seemingly impossible, but that is football and if you don’t take your chances then you don’t win.”
Despite losing yet more ground on the teams ahead of them in the race for the Scudetto, the former Napoli boss is happy with the progress his side is making, and reserved special praise for goalscorer Jonathan.
“He is playing very well. We worked with him, gave him a sense of confidence and certainty within the organisation of the team.
“We have many creative players who can push forward and score a goal, as that’s the kind of football I like.
“It is a growth in process and we have a young team, so we are still going to make mistakes that we must learn from.”