Samp came from behind with Giampaolo Pazzini's brace to win 2-1 at the Olimpico.
â€śIf we had drawn this match then it wouldâ€™ve been the same thing. We were in charge of our own destiny and now we arenâ€™t,â€ť confessed Ranieri. â€śWe must carry on as if nothing has happened. We had probably our best first half performance since Iâ€™ve been here.
â€śUnfortunately we did not remain as solid after the break and Samp took advantage. I tried to create a few more crosses for Luca Toni, but we couldnâ€™t find the goal.â€ť
On the title race, Ranieri added: â€śI donâ€™t know where Inter are likely to drop points. All I know is that we must give our all. The sad fact is our fate is no longer in our hands.
â€śThe Scudetto will be decided in the final round. We have fallen and must get back on our feet. Luck was on our side in the derby, but not tonight.
â€śWe certainly need to end the season well. Inter are strong, so compliments go to them and to Roma for an impressive campaign.â€ť