Inter boss Roberto Mancini has set the bar on how he will be judged next season saying that Inter need to end their five year wait for a trophy next season.
Speaking after Inter’s 3-1-loss at Sassuolo on Saturday, the Nerazzurri boss told Rai Sport:
“I’ve previously said that I’m not happy.”.
“I wouldn’t have been happy even if we finished third because I think that we can always do more.
“Our goal will be to improve on this fourth place finish [next year], and we will also be playing in the Europa League.
“We will try to win a trophy and improve on our position, and then after that we’ll see how high we can finish.”
Inter ended the season with 12 more points than last season, but the fourth-place finish is not creating enthusiasm.
“I wouldn’t have been happy even if we had finished third. If we had kept the same tempo as the first half of the season, we’d have ended with 78 points and that still wouldn’t have been enough.
“Roma and Napoli got many points, after Juventus of course. As for the future, the players have to do much, much more next season.
“I want everyone to be happy and to understand the work we’re trying to do, which is not easy.”
Mancini has hinted he wants reinforcements, but President Erick Thohir is limited by Financial Fair Play parameters.
“I think Inter have good foundations and we need to improve that. We’ll see what we can do, but it’s difficult to tell now. We’ll see next week what our future could be.
“At times you can be fortunate enough to sign a talented player on loan or for little money, but not two or three who can change the team.
“We need to sit down with the club, clearly, and understand what direction we’re going in and what our objectives are.”