Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti said it was "not easy to explain" why his team let a two-goal lead slip away in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Torino.
The Nerazzurri were leading 2-0 in the second half when Andrea Belotti got a goal back as Samir Handanovic misjudged a long ball forward, and Soualiho Meite netted the equaliser in the 68th minute.
Following last week's defeat to Sassuolo, Inter now have only a single point from their first two games of the Serie A season, and Spalletti could not identify a reason for his side's second-half stumble against Torino.
"It's not easy to explain why we lost our way in the second half, because we seemed surprised by a long ball from midfield," Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.
"We didn't give the right consideration to the ball and there can be no other explanation. We then didn't have the right reaction to pressure. It's difficult to explain how we conceded those goals, but clearly the reality is that the team is struggling with pressure."
Spalletti had suggested before the season that Inter were strong enough to contend for the title, but the coach said they must improve their form against all clubs to keep up with the leaders.
"Winning every game becomes frankly tough considering where we're coming from. We still need to take steps forward," he said. "The whole approach was wrong against Sassuolo, but here we started so well and after a banal goal we lost our way.
"It's all fine and good, you telling me Inter are the anti-Juve, but you have to be the anti-Napoli, Roma and Lazio first. Because then you say it and let it all rest on my shoulders.
"If you ask me about that performance against Sassuolo, I tell you we're not the anti-anyone, but that doesn't mean I don't have the faith in the potential of my squad. The media do their job, but it does create pressure."