Saphir Taider has cooled suggestions that his Inter side will be fighting for the championship this season.
The Nerazzurri, after finishing ninth last term, have impressed with two wins and a draw against Juventus from their first three games under new boss Walter Mazzarri.
“The season's only just started and there's a long way to go,” he told Sky Sport Italia when asked about his side’s Scudetto chances. “We'll see at the end.
“There are lots of teams to beat in Italy – Juventus, Milan, Napoli, Roma... They've got world-class players and that's good for everyone because it lifts the competitiveness of Serie A as a whole.”
The San Siro giants are seen to have an advantage against many of their title rivals as they will not be involved in European competition this term.
“As a player you always want to be in Europe because you get to pit your wits against great teams,” the summer signing from Bologna added.
“I've worked my socks off to join a club like Inter, but it doesn't end here. I must keep growing. I had the chance to come to Inter and I've promised myself to improve a little bit every day.”
Taider also praised the direction of Mazzarri: “We all know what he wants from us players. He's got a great track record in Italy and we're trying to carry out his instructions.”