Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri was delighted with his team's 3-2 away victory over CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening.
The Italian giants had lost their opening Group B game 1-0 to Trabzonspor at home on Matchday One, but goals from Lucio, Giampaolo Pazzini and Mauro Zarate in Russia saw them pick up their first points in Europe this campaign.
The win was also the Nerazzurri's second in a row under Ranieri following their 3-1 defeat of Bologna in Serie A at the weekend.
Ranieri was understandably pleased with the three points garnered on the road and also singled out attacking midfielder Ricky Alvarez for special praise.
"It's three points on the board and that's what we needed after losing the first game to get us back on course in Europe: we're in it," the Italian told Inter's official website.
"It was great to see the lads wanting to win again and pushing forward as they know how to. We have a team full of top players and some more on the sidelines still to return, but let's give credit to those who did well tonight - they were fantastic, all of them.
"Alvarez worked very hard and contributed a lot tonight," added Ranieri. "I knew the boy had quality and stamina.
"We have world-class players who proved their worth tonight, showing that they aren't past it. All I did was put them back in place.
"You do need a bit of luck too, that never hurts. I don't think (my predecessor Gian Piero) Gasperini had the time or the luck."