Diego Milito has insisted that Inter Milan are not dependent on star striker Mauro Icardi.
In an interview with the Inter Milan website, Milito has stressed that the club have not dependent on their captain and top goalscorer for the past two seasons.
Following the win over Juventus, Milito said, "The Juventus win has definitely given us a big lift. We needed a performance like that and I'm pleased that the team are becoming more consistent.
"Icardi finishes off Inter's moves but it's by no mean a one-man team, there are some quality players in the side."
Milito also heaped praise on Inter Milan midfielder Ever Banega, going on to say, "Banega is a leader on the pitch, he's a great player with real ability. I hope Inter can finish as high as possible though we must remember they're a team with a new coach."
Mauro Icardi is currently the leading goalscorer in Serie A this season with six goals in only five league appearances. He has also been Inter's leading goalscorer in the league for the past two seasons, scoring a combined 38 goals across the past two campaigns.
Icardi who scored in the 2-1 win over Juventus earlier in the season, scored against Empoli three days later and has currently scored in four consecutive Serie A matches for the first time in his career.
Inter Milan are back in league action on Sunday with a home fixture against Bologna, before turning their attention to the Europa League.
Frank De Boer is keen to get the European campaign up and running following a shock home defeat to Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the first round of fixtures.