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Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi believes his side’s performances have deserved more than their recent returns.

Reigning Serie A champions Inter have slipped to third in the table, albeit with a game in hand, four points adrift of leaders Milan heading into the weekend’s fixtures.

Inter have managed just two wins in their last eight top-flight games after snatching a late 1-1 draw at Torino last time out.

The Nerazzurri were also eliminated at the Champions League last-16 stage following a 2-1 loss on aggregate to Liverpool, with Inter dominating large parts of the two-leg tie.

Inzaghi claimed the Nerazzurri’s performances have not been befitting of their results ahead of Saturday’s clash with Fiorentina.

“Without a doubt, there is a feeling in this period of having collected less than what we probably deserved,” he told InterTV on Friday.

“But there is the right desire, the boys have worked very well, so there is a great desire to get back on the pitch.”

With Inter out of the Champions League, Inzaghi’s side now have more time to prepare for the crunch part of the Serie A season and the Nerazzurri boss is thankful for the extra days of preparation.

“Certainly being able to work more days to prepare for the match helps a lot to work on situations that did not go well and on details,” he continued.

“But we are Inter. We have made progress in the Champions League, we are still in the running for the Coppa Italia. We have played more often because we have been competitive throughout the year.”

Fellow Serie A title-chasers Milan and Napoli are in action on the same day when Inter host Fiorentina, who have lost 16 of their last 19 league games against the Nerazzurri.

Inter have also gained 32 points from 14 top-flight home games, more than any other team, but Inzaghi expects a tough task against’s Vincenzo Italiano’s men.

“We find a fit team, which is doing excellent in the league, with a coach who gives brilliant ideas and precise tactical ideas to his team,” Inzaghi added.

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