Stramaccioni: Inter are now in the race for a Champions League place

The 36-year-old coach was delighted with the team's display at the Stadio Friuli and admitted that they are in contention for a top-three finish
Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni has indicated that his side are in the race for a Champions League spot following Wednesday's 3-1 victory at Udinese.

The Nerazzurri found themselves on the back foot just six minutes in, but two goals from Wesley Sneijder and one from Ricky Alvarez saw them secure the win.

Inter are now only three points behind third-placed Lazio, who lost to Novara 2-1, and Stramaccioni thinks that his side can finish in the top three.

"Winning at Udinese is never easy," he told Sky Sport Italia. They were in a good moment, but we had a great display.

"We have collected 11 points in the last five matches, so we are there in the Champions League race. But we have to think about our next match against Cesena.

"Our players have been working really hard, what they showed today was a great response.

"I would like to tell those who have criticised Wesley Sneijder, Dejan Stankovic and Esteban Cambiasso through the media that they should count to 100 first."