Football: De Boer Admits Inter Job Will Take Time After Losing Start

Football: De Boer admits Inter job will take time after losing start

ROME,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -22nd Augst,2016) - Frank de Boer admitted he has his work cut out if he is to turn Inter Milan into Italian title contenders after a shock defeat to Chievo on Sunday. Speaking after his first Serie A match in charge of the Chinese-owned club, the former Dutch international said he had not had enough time to put his stamp on the team after only two weeks in charge. "It can't be denied that today was a difficult day but we are at the beginning and we can do better in terms of our play and physical level." said De Boer, who left Ajax at the end of last season. "We have to get better in many levels but I have only had a friendly to prepare, I've not had much time," he added. Two second-half strikes by Slovenian winger Valter Birsa sealed Chievo's 2-0 win and may have given Inter's new owners pause for thought about the wisdom of ousting De Boer's predecessor, Roberto Mancini, who took all his backroom staff with him when he left "by mutual consent" earlier this month.

The Inter defeat was icing on the cake for champions Juventus, who beat Fiorentina 2-1 on Saturday and were then able to watch some of their other potential title rivals struggle 24 hours later. Napoli, second to Juve last season, had to come from two goals down to earn a point at Serie A newcomers Pescara while AC Milan needed a last-minute penalty save to hang on for a 3-2 win over Torino. Roma top the first table of the season thanks to their 4-0 win over Udinese, which made them the only club to indicate they might prevent Juventus claiming a record sixth consecutive Italian title.