Mancini wants more from Inter

Inter manager Roberto Mancini has demanded 'much more' from his side following their narrow 1-0 victory over Bologna on Tuesday night.

Mauro Icardi grabbed the Nerazzuri's only goal at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara as they held on to claim a sixth win of the season and move to the top of the Serie A table.

Despite the result, Mancini was disappointed in the first half and suggested they were far more effective after they had been reduced to 10 men following Felipe Melo's dismissal for a second bookable offence on the hour mark.

"I want much more, especially in the first half," Mancini said in his post-match press conference.

"The second period was totally different. We were too slow and didn't create any spaces. Maybe we play better with 10 men?

"The first half we were far too slow and Bologna sat behind the ball, so there was no space down the flanks and the strikers were too far away. The second half was much better."