Andrea Stramaccioni said Udinese “proved what we can do” by beating Milan in a 2-1 victory.
“We wanted to do well in front of our fans and the way the crowd acclaimed us at the final whistle was an important sign for the lads,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia and Sport Mediaset.
“We’re on 38 points now and our objective for the season has been achieved. That doesn’t mean we should lower the concentration levels, though, as we already have an important game coming up.”
Stramaccioni had been in doubt after one win from the previous 11 rounds.
“Today Udinese proved what we can do, putting in our best home performance of the season and winning deservedly.
“We’ve had too many peaks and troughs this term. The squad has to remain humble and this was an important step forward.
“The club has bet on me and I always give my all. I have a contract that expires in 2016 and I believe in the Udinese project.
“Of course it was like a little derby for me, as I spent so many years at Inter, but always with great respect for Milan.
“If you let the Rossoneri pass the ball, then you struggle, but intensity causes them problems.”