The Viola had much of the possession at San Siro, but were beaten 2-1 by a clinical Inter this evening.
"The team did not do badly, even if there were more mistakes than usual," he told Sky Sport Italia.
"We always took the initiative, even after going down to 10 men. Unfortunately we don't finish chances off well and all our possession doesn't lead to that many shots on goal.
"It is important that we always take the game to our opponents, but we must also learn to be more effective in front of goal.
"On the other hand, Inter were very practical, but that was no surprise. We could've done something more and this match has to serve as a lesson for the future.
"There's a long way to go and a lot of work to be done, but there are some promising signs. We are missing Alberto Aquilani in midfield, as he can give us something more there.
"We do need a player who can score. We've got players who could do that and are working on them to improve these skills."