The Giallorossi, who play host to Catania on Sunday, trail seven points behind the Nerazzurri 18 games into the season. Spalletti´s side have only lost one game this campaign but it has not been enough to see them lead the Serie A standings.
"It´s clear that it´s going to be very hard to catch Inter," he said. "We will not give up but we must applaud what others do."
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