The Brazilian defender feels the Nerazzurri have the quality to challenge Juventus for the league title, but he remains focused on the club's next match.
The Nerazzurri currently sit joint third in the league table, trailing leader Juventus by four points, but the defender is determined to leapfrog the Turin giant before the end of the 2012-13 campaign.
"Are Inter in the hunt for the title? Yes, we always aim to be, this is a big club," the defender said in an interview with Sportmediaset. "Winning breeds success and it's so much easier when things are going well.
"First and foremost we're thinking about our next match, though. Let's play well, get the win we need and then we can start to think about our next two opponents. You win when you've got togetherness and we have a great squad."
Inter locks horns with Bologna on Sunday.
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