Inter boss Jose Mourinho was critical of the Serie A leaders after the 1-1 draw against Roma on Sunday.
The outcome saw Inter’s lead at the top of Seria A cut to five points after second-placed Juventus secured a comfortable 5-2 victory over struggling Atalanta.
“It has been an awful game from everyone,” said Mourinho. “There was a team that was unable to win, another team that didn’t want to win and someone else (referee) who made too many calls.”
The Nerazzurri had gone into the fixture on the back of five consecutive wins but struggled to break down a well-organised Roma defence.
Inter youngster Mario Balotelli, who replaced Patrick Vieira at half-time, came under fire fromy Mourinho.
“Balotelli? In my opinion he came close to a zero rating,” the Inter boss added. “I didn’t like how he played. He is 19 but could have done much better.”
Mourinho did not believe the game hawill hurt his side in the long run though, adding: “I didn’t like the game. The only thing that I liked was the result.
“We took a point at home against a team that has quality like Roma and that is fine.”