An Away victory for the Old Ladies gave the Serie A champions an 11 points lead at the top of the table.
The Italian was pleased with the performance of his players whom he described as “men of character”.
“This is a team made up of champions and men of character.
“To win you must have the desire to run more, to gain an extra centimetre. You must have the humility to put yourself on a par with the opponents on the physical plane and these players have it.
“I asked for attention and compactness and the guys were very good. In the second half we left them the ball for about 10 minutes, but we managed to defend. We had our chances and we could have got to 2-0 even earlier.
“However, the team did well, they are starting to get to know each other and the ball goes better. Then we have great players and we have to be good at serving them and putting ourselves in the spaces they create.”