Roberto Gagliardini admits it is only normal Inter’s players are beginning to think about winning the Scudetto.
The Nerazzurri are six points clear of second-placed AC Milan with 12 games left in Serie A, following Monday’s pivotal victory at home to Atalanta.
Antonio Conte’s side are being widely tipped to clinch the club’s first league title in 11 years and Gagliardini is aware everything is in their own hands now.
“It’s normal to think about the Scudetto, everything depends on us,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia today.
“We need to move forward with the same determination and hunger though.
“If we keep taking to the pitch in the same way we have lately, we’ll have a greater chance of winning.
“We have a six-point lead, we need to maintain the right level of determination.
“No team has caused us serious problems in games so we need to concentrate on our own path.
“AC Milan are having a great season while Juventus have naturally always been considered the main candidate for the title, and now they only have the league to focus on (after their elimination from the UEFA Champions League last night).
“We mustn’t forget Roma, Napoli or Atalanta either.”
Gagliardini revealed spirits were high in the Inter camp after their excellent run of seven straight wins in the league.
But the 26-year-old was at pains to make it clear there was still a lot of work still to be done.
“There’s certainly great enthusiasm, we’re doing well,” Gagliardini added.
“We’ve faced some big opponents in this first part of the second half of the season, picking up important results.
“We need to continue like this, taking one game at a time because the season is still long, there are 12 games left.”
Gagliardini also explained how Conte was managing to keep everybody motivated at the club, even those players who were playing less at the moment, such as himself.
“You know about the coach, he has great hunger and charisma,” he said.
“Conte transmits the right motivation to every player and makes everyone feel important.
“When we take to the pitch we have clear tasks, we always know what to do both in attack and defence.
“We’re a united group and we have a sole objective.
“We’re thinking as a team, conducting ourselves as professionals, training at our maximum and making sure we’re all ready to play.”
Gagliardini has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Inter this season, scoring twice and providing two assists.
His last start for the Nerazzurri came on January 30 when Conte’s side defeated Benevento 4-0 at San Siro.