"We are trying to get better with every game, both tactically and physically, even if it's not easy when playing every three days," said Ranieri.
"Now we have to focus on Atalanta, because they are in good shape. I think Sneijder is a reference point for the squad from midfield up, so it's logical to trust him with the reins, as he has vision other players do not possess."
Ranieri said this week that Inter could still look at the Scudetto despite their dismal start.
"This squad remains the world champions up to December, so we have to believe in the Scudetto, even if we're running late."