Rome: Inter Milan's head coach Claudio Ranieri said their 1-0 win in the Milan derby has given them a big boost in the Italian Serie A football title race.
"We are taking huge steps forward and it was important to beat AC Milan, the first head-to-head in our favour. Evidently, the other three defeats to Juventus, Napoli and Udinese taught us a lesson," Ranieri was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
"We were tight, tactically smart and ready to hit them at any moment. At times this season we played badly and won. Now we have been doing well and have rediscovered the energy to get back to our best."