Mancini not getting carried away

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Despite Inter's strong start to the season, head coach Roberto Mancini believes it will take a few more months to determine if they can mount a genuine Serie A title challenge.

The Biscione had a disappointing 2014/15 campaign, finishing eighth in the Italian top-flight, but have begun this season well, winning all three of their opening Serie A fixtures, including a 1-0 win over bitter rivals AC Milan.

However, Mancini is refusing to get ahead of himself and says they need to play at least 10 more games to gauge the true strength of their title challenge.

"It will take 10 or 12 games before you can get a good handle on how things are going to go," Mancini told the press before Sunday's game against Chievo.

"Soon, Milan and Juventus will start winning and it only takes five or six games to get right back up there. It is still too early to read too much into the table positions.

"It is important for us to defend our position at the top of the table. We want to keep winning but we know that it isn't going to be easy. Playing against Chievo is always difficult. They are a good team and have a full squad to choose from.

"Our players are mostly all fit too and if we do make changes, it will be due to rotation," he concluded.