Stramaccioni: Inter are unified
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Andrea Stramaccioni is hoping Inter Milan's recent resurgence proves president Massimo Moratti "didn't do something crazy" when he appointed him in March.

Inter won their seventh successive game in all competitions on Sunday and their eighth on the trot away from the San Siro, a 3-1 victory at Bologna which moved them up to third in the Serie A table.

And Stramaccioni believes Moratti's decision to promote him from youth team to first-team coach is now paying off.

He told the club's website: "I'm trying to do my part. I'm proud of being the Inter coach. When a team wins eight away matches it's a sign of unity. It means that we're focused and motivated. I'm trying to show that the president didn't do something completely crazy."

When a team wins eight away matches it's a sign of unity. It means that we're focused and motivated.
Andrea Stramaccioni, Inter Milan coach

Andrea Ranocchia gave the visitors the lead in the 27th minute at Bologna before Diego Milito added a second just after the half-time break.

Nicolo Cherubin replied immediately, but Esteban Cambiasso scored his first goal of the season minutes later to seal the victory and keep Inter four points behind table-toppers Juventus.

"We struggled at the start of both halves and Bologna showed a lot of spirit, but I liked what I saw from Inter," added Stramaccioni.

"We were solid and organised and gave little away from open play. We got surprised only on that one corner when they scored. We're moving forward and I'm pleased with this progress."