Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has hit out at the club’s tame exit from the Champions League to Villarreal, and hinted that coach Roberto Mancini’s days at the club could be numbered.

Moratti was particularly unhappy with the side’s showing in Spain as Inter found themselves outplayed by their opponents.

“It has been a really bad match and unjustified. What can I say? Something to the contrary? It’s impossible,” said Moratti.

“This was a year that we could have won something important and there were a lot of expectations.

“Instead it’s happened this way. Now we must respond. It’s important for a positive reaction.

“I don’t think we have to start from scratch. We don’t need to rebuild. We just have to start believing again.

“It’s incredible that only in the last five minutes did the team show any sort of reaction.

“I don’t want to talk about singular players and I don’t want to make any predictions for the future because when we do we fail.

“I will talk with Mancini in the next few days even if I don’t decide to change everything again.”

Mancini was visibly disappointed after the game and took sole responsibility for the display.

“We didn’t do enough. We had to score a goal to go through, and we didn’t do it, but my guys did their best.

“We had a good chance to get to the semi-final and Villarreal aren’t any better than us. I’ll have to evaluate things.

“I think the coach must take responsibility for what happens. The responsibilities are mine.”

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