The Bianconeri played it safe in their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco in Turin, winning 1-0 courtesy of a penalty from Arturo Vidal.
However, the former AC Milan boss has defended his tactics and was delighted to see the Chilean return to goalscoring form.
"Yes, the result is good, there's no doubt about it," he is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"It was crucial not to concede in the home leg. Let's not say that we're already in the semi-finals though.
"It was a boring game? If you want to have fun, you should go to the circus. I'm only interested in reaching the semi-finals.
"We are pleased with the performance. Whoever thought that it would be an easy quarter-final is mistaken.
"In truth, Vidal has been playing well for some time. This time, he scored which is for the best. He and [Carlos] Tevez are the penalty takers."
The Italian champions travel to the prinicipality for the second leg next week as they look to reach the last four for the first time since 2003.