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Stefano Pioli Unhappy with Disunited Performance against Sampdoria

Inter Milan manager Stefano Pioli has labelled his team as being disunited after a 2-1 defeat against Sampdoria.

Goals fromPatrik Schick and Fabio Quagliarella meant that the lead provided by Danilo D'Ambrosio was quickly wiped out for Inter Milan. As a result, the club are once again facing a major fight in order to finish fifth in the Italian Serie A table. Inter have been unable to find any sort of consistency in the Italian football season just after the international break. After managing a 7-1 win over Atalanta just before the break, the club has now failed to win in the last two games.

After a 2-2 draw with Torino last weekend, the club were coming into the match against Sampdoria with reasonable amount of confidence as they were playing at the San Siro. The club’s home form has been mediocre of late with defeats against the likes of Lazio and Roma, but they were excited to comfortably dispatch a team like Sampdoria due to the home support.

This result would also be extremely crucial in the context of the form going into the Milan derby. Inter are up against AC Milan in the middle of April, and this match could potentially decide the decision of the Europa league football between the two Milan rivals.

"If it's like it was at the end [of the season] then it would be negative, but now we have to prove we're not the team we were in the second half.You get whistled when you don't put your all on the pitch and express your qualities to the maximum.That said, until Sampdoria equalised the team had played well, holding your opponent off isn't easy. After that we were disunited, we had opportunities to get back in front but we had to be more of a team. That's the regret,” said Pioli.