Massimiliano Allegri feels he has struck the right balance with Milan, but won't rule out further changes.
“It was a very intense performance and we got off to a great start, putting Inter under pressure,” he said of the 1-0 win that maintained their leadership.
“We kept that up while we had XI men on the field, then defended well and it was a deserved victory.
“There was a moment when we looked ready to score the second, but then we started slowing the tempo and fatigue had set in. I liked the attitude and good football, above all the team was solid.
“It's an important victory, especially as a derby win can only help improve self-esteem.”
The Rossoneri have dropped Ronaldinho for the last three games running and have been successful with Clarence Seedorf in the trequartista role.
“Even if your name is Milan and you have star players, you need to be efficient and work hard in order to win,” noted Allegri.
“We had some good results with that earlier line-up, but admittedly we did suffer a bit more with so many attacking players. The balance is within the squad now and everyone feels important.”
The final thought was for the injured Alexandre Pato and Pippo Inzaghi, who are out until 2011 and the end of the season respectively.
“We dedicate this victory to Pato and Inzaghi, especially Pippo who cannot be here with us.”