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Inter boss cautiously optimistic about the second half of the season

inter-fansInter Milan manager Walter Mazzarri is not making any promises for 2014, but he’s hoping the side can still challenge for the title..

“What do I expect from the New Year? I never see a smooth road when it comes to these things,” Mazzarri told Sky Sport Italia.

“I’d like 2014 to follow the same path that other good years did. I hope the year will be a good one for Inter fans.

“I don’t like to make predictions, but I can say we’ll give our all so Inter fans can feel competitive as they did in the old days.

“The transfer market? The club know about the possibilities and the budget. I’ll listen to what the President will say and then I’ll give my opinion.”

Mazzarri joined the Beneamata in the summer after leading Napoli into the Champions League, but he has hopes of working abroad at some stage.

“I like Spanish football,” he explained. “I like their mentality, seeing as they think more about performances than results.

“Unfortunately in Italy things are often assessed only at the end by the results.

“When looking at it that way I can say that we could have four or five more points, and I’m not referring to the home games against Parma and Sampdoria, since we didn’t see the best Inter performances there.”