Inter Milan recently brought back Roberto Mancini for a second spell at the club in order to replace Walter Mazzarri, who was sacked just into the international break.

Mancini’s return to the San Siro has been marked with one of the games of the campaign. Their match against archrivals AC Milan on Sunday night was seen as a major chance for Mancini to get confidence back into the team.

However, they could only achieve a 1-1 draw and it required a second-half goal from Inter to get this point. Joel Obi score the equaliser in the second half to save Mancini’s blushes, but the Italian admitted after the match that Inter need a lot of work to be done and that success cannot come over night.

Inter have been struggling to get back to the Italian elite level in the last few years. They are without any form of European football this campaign. After a poor start under Mazzarri, Inter are looking once again unlikely to finish in the top three.

Mancini won several league titles with Inter in his first spell, when they were powered by the goals of star-striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich, which made them favourites for the league in the eyes of the Swedish bookmakers. Even though those titles are heavily disputed due to the lack of proper competition at that period, the former Manchester City manager is held in high regard. It may be awhile before he starts winning league titles with this Inter team.

"Derbies are always difficult and this was no different. I am very happy with the way the team moved, as with five days together to change a system after a year and a half playing 3-5-2 was not easy. They all did very well. I don't expect to change a team completely in five days, especially when the systems are different. It will take time, but our objective is to win as many games as possible quickly, even if we're not at 100 per cent,” said Mancini.