This article is published by Football.com. Please contact Football.scom if you think this content is appropriate and should be removed from this page.
Stramaccioni not getting carried away
Created on 10 Nov., 2012 9:01 PM GMT
Inter head coach Andrea Stramaccioni is not getting too excited despite ending Juventus' unbeaten run in Serie A last weekend.
Inter put to an end to Juventus' 49-game undefeated streak with a 3-1 victory courtesy of a Diego Milito brace.
The Milan outfit travel to Atalanta on Sunday looking to extend their own 10-match winning run.
"It's only the 11th match and it would be wrong to show too much enthusiasm after the win against Juventus," the former Inter youth coach said.
"I believe the team has enough experience not to make this potential mistake.
"Napoli are right behind us and there are teams, who are playing well, such as Fiorentina, Roma and Milan are also recovering. We should be focused on one match at a time."
Stramaccioni's side have only lost once to their opponents since 2002, but the coach will not be underestimating Atalanta.
"(Stefano) Colantuono is doing a great job and I believe not enough has been said about Atalanta's play," he said.
"They have managed to create a solid and structured team and have six skilled players from the midfield onwards: (Ezequiel) Schelotto, (Carlos) Carmona, (Luca) Cigarini, Maxi (Moalez), (Giacomo) Bonaventura and (German) Denis have great skills and remain structured, compact and organised.
"They have defeated Napoli and Milan and they have the same number of points that Roma have without the point penalty.
"Therefore we know this is a match that will need great commitment."