Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini insists there's no need for panic after their 5-0 humiliation in Barcelona for Wednesday night's Gamper Trophy.

"We were undermanned," insisted Mancini yesterday as Inter's squad returned to Milan. "Clearly, if we weren't facing Empoli on Saturday then I would have selected a stronger team. But having only a day and a half before a serious game wasn't enough time for our top players to recover.

"I hope the match served as a good chance for our lesser players to get some conditioning."