Juventus striker Amauri is pointing the fingers of blame towards himself and his team-mates for not being able to pose a stronger challenge to Inter.
The Bianconeri are ten points behind the league leaders heading into this Saturday's Derby d'Italia. The Brazilian striker is unlikely to feature in that match, but he believes the reasons behind this season's failures are entirely self-inflicted.
"Not enough personality and bad luck," Amauri complained to La Stampa. “We are behind Inter and it's our own fault.
"We didn't make the step up in quality. We began to relax when we should have taken advantage of Inter's blip. When we have played like a group we have shown that we can beat any team."
Although Amauri feels it will be mission impossible to overhaul the Nerazzurri, he is well aware that they are less than perfect.
"The gap between us is so big,” he bemoaned. “They only won 1-0 against us [earlier this campaign], and they have also played badly in some games this season."
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com