Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti was satisfied with their 2-0 win over Benevento.
For Inter, Milan Skriniar nodded in a corner, followed by Andrea Ranocchia meeting a free kick three minutes later.
Spalletti said, “Clearly, at this moment we are not playing with much character or quality. It was obvious from the kick-off, as we passed it straight out of play. That showed how much pressure and tension is around the lads.
“After that, they made a lot of mistakes, but you could tell they played with heart. It's difficult to focus with your head at times like this, but the heart can find a way.
“We pressed if anything too much. Benevento pass the ball around well, have a smart Coach and quality in the side. The problem is when you get the ball back, try not to give it away again. A side like Benevento who pass it so well will inevitably struggle to get the ball back, but we made it too easy for them.
“They created a few issues for us between the lines with Massimo Coda or going through the middle.
“We got a few passes wrong, became irritable. We could've created better playing out of the back, but in the second half we played more like a team and with greater quality. If you face issues as a team, the way we did in the second half, it all becomes easier. We weren't as stretched out, we passed it better and made them work to get the ball back.
“I think we deserved the victory, albeit with a struggle, but it was deserved."