Inter are not Serie A dark horses, says Moratti

The Nerazzurri owner has dismissed claims that his side are now in the race for the Scudetto and praised the efforts of the team in high profile encounters

Inter president Massimo Moratti has played down his side's chances of lifting the Serie A title.

Andrea Stramaccioni's men leapfrogged Napoli into second place with a 2-1 win over the Partenopei on Sunday, but despite many tipping the Nerrazurri to now launch an assault on Juventus' crown, Moratti is adopting a more reserved approach.

"Dark horses for the title? No, we just take each game as it comes. We try to play well and then it's down to what the other teams do," he told Sky Sports Italia.

"Aside from the performances of certain players – which keep getting better – such as Fredy Guarin, it's great to see that we approach these games in the right way, in the traditions of this football club."

The 67-year-old then praised his side's concentration during high pressure encounters, with the San Siro club having already seen off Juventus back in November.

"Our focus is very high in the big matches, both from the players and the coach, who really does his homework," he added.

"I think he tries to do likewise against the others, but perhaps there's just a little less concentration."

The CEO is remaining tight-lipped over possible transfer targets, however, with the January transfer window looming, stating that the club would consider their options "in due course".