Inter Milan went top of Serie A on Saturday after Stefano Sensi's header sealed a 1-0 win over 10 man Udinese at San Siro to continue their perfect start.
Sensi pounced just before the break with a superb header from a Diego Godin cross that was enough to secure Inter's third win in three league games under Antonio Conte.
However, the former Chelsea and Juve manager was not entirely pleased with his team's performance: "We should have been more clinical and finished it off earlier, but instead we were always just hanging on," Conte told DAZN.
"I read too much rubbish in the papers, but the truth is nothing is easy and we will never take anything for granted. Every game is a battle and the level of Serie A competition has definitely improved."
Inter moved ahead of Juventus on to nine points after the champions were held to a goalless draw by Fiorentina earlier on Saturday.
Udinese occupy 14th place, having taken three points from their opening three games.