Inter attacking midfielder Adem Ljajic believes their 1-0 win over Roma will spur the club on to better performances in future.
Gary Medel scored the only goal of the game to move Inter to the top of Serie A, overtaking Roma in the process.
"We knew Roma had great players who could cause us problems at any moment, so we'd have to defend with 11 men when we didn't have the ball," Ljajic told Sky Sport Italia.
"We're very happy with this victory, as it really gives us a lot in terms of mentality. It wasn't easy, but I hope Inter will play better from now on, that way it'll be easier for the strikers to do well."
The victory was likely more satisfying for Ljajic than most, considering he moved to Inter from Roma on deadline day of the summer transfer window earlier this season.
"I said hello to everyone before the game and it was an emotional moment, because I lived with them and ate my meals with them, so it was difficult to imagine them as opponents," he explained.
"I had to really get the right mentality when I got on to the field so I could help Inter."