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De Boer Tears Into Inter Over Poor Mentality

Under pressure head coach, Frank De Boer believes Inter Milan’s lack of mentality is to blame for their woes, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria.

Poor defending from Inter Milan saw them go behind in the first half to a Quagliarella strike. And although they played a lot better after the break, they could not get the desired win.

The loss is Inter’s fourth in five Serie A matches and has placed further doubt on De Boer’s future at the club. Laurent Blanc and Leonardo have both been earmarked as his possible replacement.

“This is just an issue of mentality. We have a lot of quality but we can’t do much when we have the mentality I saw in the first half,” the former Ajax boss told Mediaset Premium.

“We have a problem at this moment. I said to the team during the break that we had to change and it looked like another team in the second half.

“We must forget the first half, we did not play. In the second half, yes, we played but we cannot start like this – only playing after 45 minutes. I am very disappointed with the first half.”

On his future, De Boer added: “I have faith that we can change this difficult time.

“As I said, I’ve seen a good team many times, but we must have the conviction to do it for 90 minutes, as [in the wins] against Torino and Juventus. We cannot always stay in this form.

“The words of the board? Talk to the board – I do my job.”

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