By FOX Sports Staff
Inter were downed by an industrious Siena side who benefitted through the exploits of new signing Innocent Emeghara as well as the sending-off of Cristian Chivu in the second half.
Stramaccioni made little attempt to justify his side's poor showing but he remains optimistic that Inter will remain in the running for the final Champions League place. Lazio, who currently occupy that berth, have been equally disappointing and are just three points clear of the Nerazzurri.
"I've never been one to look for excuses and I'm not going to start now; it was an ugly defeat, full stop," he told the club website.
"But thanks to this strange season we're still in the hunt.
"We're all at fault but I'm the coach, so I can't be one to hide. However, I'm convinced that we can achieve our goals just the same."
The 37-year-old stated that the club was entirely content with their dealings in the transfer market but now need to buckle down and focus on getting back to winning ways. The defeat at Siena meant that Inter have only managed to register one win in their past seven Serie A outings.
"I'm happy with the squad and the transfer market campaign. What I'm not happy with is this period we're going through, and we also played without enough fire."
"We've got to get back to being the team that was one point off the league leaders.
"We're still the same team and I'm still the same coach. We need to get back to being what we were.
"We need to turn around this negative, bitter, ugly run. This has been the worst moment so far but I'm convinced we'll turn things around."
"I repeat: all of us had a poor match, but we're there just three points away, and we're not giving up. The season's too long for us to throw in the towel.
"We'll find the key to turn this around."