After two consecutive victories, the Nerazzurri are fast closing the gap on the Serie A leaders.
"I think we have to at least wait until the midway point of the season before judging where we are. The team is improving its self-confidence and the experienced players are doing a good job. We have to continue this way, as we haven't done anything yet.
"The 4-4-2 system is helping us to cover the field, but when Sneijder returns he will not be moved. He is the fulcrum of our attack and must remain in the centre. Ricky Alvarez can play on the right and I can see him working harder in training, so the 'hammering' I give him is taking effect."