Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini was visibly delighted after his side's win away from home against Verona.
A Samir Handanovic saved penalty in the second half helped Internazionale to a 3-0 away win against Andrea Mandorlini's men as they move up to eight in the table ahead of today's matches.
"We played well tonight," Mancini said.
"It seems we play better away from home, maybe it's because we feel the pressure [at home], we have to improve in this respect as well.
"I think the position he [Hernanes] was deployed in tonight is the best one for him.
"Kovacic and Shaqiri will improve, they are young, especially Xherdan who has just arrived. Handanovic? He's one of the best in the world but I'm not the one to talk about his contract.
"[The derby?] We have to win it without caring too much about the table."