Mancini wanted more goals
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roberto Mancini was content with his side's performance in Bratislava.
Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini declared himself content with his side's performance in their 1-0 win away to Artmedia Bratislava.
Mancini also felt that Julio Cruz's 15th minute strike went some way to erasing the ignominy of Sunday's Serie A loss to Palermo, a defeat that still weighes heavily on the mind of the Italian.
"Our win was deserved but we should have scored more goals because we had the opportunities," the former Lazio boss said.
"It was important to come back with a win but we cannot forget the mistakes of Palermo - we have to learn from those."
Mancini also derided referee Eric Poulat's decision to dismiss Juan Sebastian Veron, with the Argentine receiving a second booking for taking a quick free kick without the official's permission.
"Veron's incredible sending off characterised the second part of the match but we had other chances and could have scored again," he added.
Artmedia counterpart Vladimir Weiss, whose side were making their UEFA Champions League debut, revelled in the experience of facing one of Europe's most prestigious clubs.
However the Czech was disappointed his side failed to make the most of playing an Inter side who had only ten men for the last half an hour.
"It was a great match for us and a great experience in the Champions League," said Weiss.
"After Veron was sent off, I believed that we could play a good match, that we could get at least a point.
"Unfortunately we did not manage to achieve that.
"Some of our players had too much respect (for Inter), that's why we did not even get a point."