“We were slower than usual, unable to make the move ball well in vertical lines, especially in midfield, so we gave Bologna the chance to close down our channels," Spalletti told Mediaset Premium.
“In the second half, we did better, but overall if you move the ball that slowly against an organised side, you make it easier for them.
“Tonight we seemed to have the right intentions the way we prepared for the game. Then we pushed too much on the midfield passing, almost always passing it back again after we'd found the opening to push forward.
“We also needed more determination and grit in the challenges and passes to force our way through."