De Boer calls for calm

Serie A

Frank de Boer has indicated he is already under pressure at Inter Milan but hopes to be given time as he tries to implement his plans.

The Dutchman took over from Roberto Mancini as Inter boss during the summer but has struggled to turn the club’s fortunes around, losing five of his first 10 matches in charge.

Inter’s stuttering start to the campaign has lead to talk De Boer’s position is already under pressure, with Rudi Garcia, Fabio Capello and Francesco Guidolin being touted as potential successor.

The former Ajax boss has suggested he is already feeling the heat at the San Siro but hopes to be given a chance to put his plans in place, claiming he is at the very start of a project with Inter.

“When you don’t win it’s always difficult, because the whole team wants to win,” De Boer said.

“The results against Cagliari and Roma were negative, we need to improve in that because the last defeat shouldn’t have happened.

“We’ve shown that we’re a good team, but we need to improve. We know that we need to change, in football there isn’t much time and we need to improve.

“We know we have to improve and the players know it too, we have to learn from our mistakes.

“We know that the results aren’t good, but we’re at the beginning of a project. I feel like I’m in Formula 1, with the haste of having to improve in a short time.”


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