Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has hinted coach Andrea Stramaccioni's hopes of keeping the job hinge on a top three finish.

Victory over Udinese has Inter now three points behind third place Lazio.

"That's one way to look at it - it's always good to set objectives because it's a motivation to constantly do better," said Moratti.

"The maths for reaching third also depend on the results, so we'll see. Yesterday's test [at Udinese] was a good one, certainly very good on the part of the Coach above all, and on the part of the players who expressed themselves exactly how the Coach wanted.

"Then with their qualities they knew how to give something more."