Inter manager Walter Mazzarri said his side has to be more clinical in front of goal, despite picking up all three points in a 2-0 home win against Atalanta in the Italian Serie A on Wednesday.
And the Italian side’s boss Mazzarri feels that the game could have been killed off earlier than Daniel Osvaldo’s first-half goal and Hernanes’ late strike.
“We started well and created good early chances, which wasn’t easy against Atalanta, who make life difficult for everyone,” Mazzarri told Sky Sport Italia.
“We barely allowed them anything.”
“If we want to be picky, then we should’ve scored the second goal earlier and not suffered under pressure for 10 minutes.”
“If we want to compete for the top then we have to be more clinical. We had so many chances to finish it off, even with a penalty, but not only that.”
“When Atalanta attack en masse and leave spaces, we need to be better at finishing off the game.”
Mazzarri encouraged striker Osvaldo to add to his brilliant start to his loan stint in Milan, with the Argentine netting three goals in four league appearances.
“I was pleasantly surprised by him as a person, because he had a reputation as having a tricky character, but he is great in the locker room and a fine professional,” Mazzarri said.
“In my view he just needs to work harder and be more consistent throughout the game.”
Mazzarri also belives Hernanes confidence will be higher after the Brazilian midfielder scored what was just his third goal for Inter since moving to the San Siro in January.
“I am happy for him, as he is an exemplary professional. When you score a goal it helps restore confidence, of course,” Mazzarri added.