Esteban Cambiasso says Inter Milan's early Europa League qualifier against Hajduk Split tonight is the fault of the players.

The midfielder admits "we can only blame ourselves".

"We can only blame ourselves for being in this situation," confessed Cambiasso in La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"This match is the consequence of what happened last season. In previous years we played in August for the European Super Cup, this time for the Europa League qualifiers. Inter can afford a year like this, but only one year.

"The biggest dangers in this preliminary round are the heat and what seems to be a pretty bad pitch in Split. Hajduk will also have remarkable enthusiasm, as it's a historic match for them."