Mancini: Inter are on track

Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini says that their season is panning out nicely after beating Cagliari 3-0 in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday.

The Nerazzurri cruised through to the quarterfinals with goals from Rodrigo Palacio, Marcelo Brozovic, and Ivan Perisic sealing a comfortable victory as San Siro.

"Cagliari were in the game until the final 15 minutes and if you're not careful then these matches can create some serious problems," Mancini told Rai Sport.

"We change the line-up regularly to keep everyone ready. We have so many talented players and they all deserve time on the field. Inter still need to improve, though and there's a lot more work to be done."

Mancini also has Inter top of the Serie A standings by four points, and believes that his longterm project is already yielding fruit, while he also dismissed the notion of January transfers.

"I came to Inter in order to lend a hand," he added. "We started this project a year ago and things are going much better this season. It's a long campaign and we will certainly run into some obstacles, but we're happy to be top of the table for Christmas.

"At the moment nobody will arrive. Maybe some could ask to leave if they haven't been playing very much and I'd try to make them happy. The Inter squad as it stands is complete."