Inter Milan captain, Mauro Icardi says it feels like the club’s world is crumbling after Southampton came from behind to win 2-1 in the Europa league.
The saints came from behind to secure a famous victory against Inter, four days after the sacking of De Boer as manager.
Icardi put his side in front with his ninth goal of the season and Handanovic kept them in the game when he saved a controversial penalty from Dusan Tadic at the stroke of halftime.
But a second-half collapse proved costly as Virgil van Dijk equalised on 64 minutes, a strike which was followed by an own goal from Yuto Nagatomo five minutes later, sealing Inter’s third defeat from four Group K games.
“We played well in the first half and took the lead, but I don’t know why every time we concede a goal our whole world seems to come crumbling down around us,” Icardi said to Sky Italia.
“It keeps happening, a goal out of nowhere and we just lose it. We conceded the second goal in a strange way.
“If we knew what was causing it we would change immediately because all we want is to do well.
“It is going to be hard for us to qualify from the group now but as long as it is still possible we have to go for it. There is not much to say. It is an unlucky moment and everything is going wrong.
“We must do whatever it takes to turn things around.”
Inter were led by youth team coach Stefano Vecchi at St Mary’s just two days after the axing of De Boer, who lasted only 85 days in the job at San Siro.
Icardi added: “I think in football the coach always pays the price because it’s impossible to fire 25 players. I always said that when the coach leaves, it’s because the players did not give their best.
“Now we are working with Vecchi and then we will see what the club decides.”
Inter are bottom of the group on three points, four adrift of Southampton in second with two games to play.