x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 January 2018

Mourinho warning

The Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has warned that the season still has a long way to go despite having a healthy lead in Serie A.

Inter Milan lead the standings with a six-point cushion over Scudetto contenders AC Milan and Juventus but the Nerazzurri coach Jose Mourinho warned that the season still has a long way to go. Mourinho has not been swept up by the praise handed to his team by their opponents. Inter clinched their fifth consecutive victory in last weekend's 2-1 triumph over Napoli and have lost just once in their 14 games. "We have already forgotten the game against Napoli," he said.

"On Saturday we face another important game [away at Lazio] and we haven't even arrived to the halfway line of the tournament." Mourinho has reason to be wary of fifth-placed Lazio - they have only lost once at the Stadio Olimpico (a derby defeat to Roma) this campaign and knocked AC Milan out of the Coppa Italia in midweek. * PA Sport