Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has said that the club should not have a repeat of the last season, in which they finished well below the top three positions.

In Italy, only finishing in the top three will ensure a place in the Champions League group stages, which is very important for a club like Inter Milan with a huge wage bill.

The revenue provided by the Champions League group stage as is very much important towards running the club because it would also help the club of bringing new talent. Due to the lack of the European football, Inter Milan are not likely to attract some of the biggest names in world football to the San Siro.

In order to become competitive in the domestic and European front, it is essential that the club finish in the top three and in the Champions League places according to the midfielder Esteban Cambiasso. The Argentine midfielder was part of the Inter Milan team that lifted the treble only two seasons ago. However, after changing three managers during the course of the season, Inter Milan struggled to have any kind of consistency last season and finished in the sixth position. Cambiasso was linked with a move away (into a man utd tshirt) but has stayed to fight for the club in the Europa League so far.

“We can only blame ourselves for being in this situation. This match is the consequence of what happened last season. In previous years we played in August for the European Super Cup, this time for the Europa League qualifiers. Inter can afford a year like this, but only one year,” said the midfielder ahead of the start of the new season. Inter Milan are currently on pre-season tour and have been good in the pre-season friendlies so far. The club will be facing the newly promoted club Pescara in the opening day of the season and Cambiasso stressed the importance of three points from this match.