Santacroce says the side's secret to winning is their ability to work well together until the final moment of a match.
"It was a suffered victory, but it was a good win nonetheless," the defender told Radio Marte after the match. "Our secret to success is that we are all good players working well together.
"We know that we are not on the same level as Inter or Milan, but we do not give up. We walked onto the pitch decisive, wanting to win, and we fought hard to do so.
"We are not looking at the ladder, as there is still a long way to go in the league. We must take it one match at a time, and at the end we will add everything up."