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‘The job is not done yet’ Conte remains calm despite Inter’s Serie A lead

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Antonio Conte is refusing to get carried away despite Inter Milan’s ‘healthy’ lead at the top of the Serie A.

Antonio Conte was pleased with his side’s character as they showed some depth to take all three points against Cagliari on Sunday.

With the game looking set for a goalless stalemate, Matteo Darmian scored a crucial goal 13 minutes from time, a goal which saw Inter extend their winning streak in the Serie A.

Following that win, Inter are now 11 points clear at the top of the table, with eight games to go.

The Nerazzurri look prime to win their first Serie A title since the 2010 campaign but Antonio Conte insists the job isn’t done yet.

Speaking after the Cagliari victory, the Italian manager said as per Sky Sport Italia: “There are fewer games now, and every win is worth six points.”

“Milan beat Parma yesterday and it was essential to win this game to leave the gap between them and us unaltered.

“Many of my players have never experienced such pressure and I am really satisfied with what they are doing. We have improved so much over the last two seasons.

“I like winning too much and that’s what I want to transmit to my players,” he continued.

“I don’t want to stop and count how many games are remaining [to win the title]. The job is not done yet. We won three crucial games in eight days, but we have eight more matches ahead.

“We are proving to be a stable and balanced team. We collected 81 points last term and played a Europa League Final.”

Inter and Conte will be hoping to maintain their impressive when they take on Napoli next Sunday.