The Inter boss was delighted with his side's 2-0 Serie A win away to Sampdoria, a result which keeps their faint Champions League hopes alive
Rodrigo Palacio scored twice for the Nerazzurri as they moved within seven points of their city rivals AC Milan.
And although the Inter boss praised his side's performance, he said the team must now follow up the display with similar results.
“It was important to win today and the lads knew that," he told reporters after the match.
“After Tottenham and Juventus, where we made steps forward in terms of performance, it was crucial to move forward in terms of result too. It is essential that we maintain consistency.”
The Inter boss was also full of praise for young Sampdoria striker Mauro Icardi, who they have been linked with previously.
“He is one of the best young players in Serie A at the moment,” Stramaccioni added.