Erick Thohir has claimed that a fourth place finish is the main target for Inter at the end of the season.
The Nerazzurri are currently fifth in Serie A having won eight for their first 19 games under new Coach Walter Mazzarri.
And the Indonesia tycoon has insisted the Nerazzurri are better than they were last term, but can still improve.
“Compared to last season the team has improved,” he told Republika Online.
“But the target remains fourth and I think that’s plausible for us this season.
“I urge the fans to be patient – a business is not built in a few months. We’re going to have to wait a few years.
“You only have to look at the model franchise in America to see that.”
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