It has been a while since Inter has defeated rivals Juventus in the Serie A, but club manager, Roberto Mancini feels it is time to end that run when both sides face off on Sunday.
Last weekend saw Mancini’s men knocked off the top spot by Fiorentina after a draw against Sampdoria.
The last time Inter beat Juventus, was a 2-0 win under Mourinho in 2010. A feat Mancini is eager to repeat.
“Beating Juventus will be important. We haven’t beaten them at home for five years now, so I’d say it’s time to do it again,” Mancini is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“It’s the Derby d’Italia – I’m sure it will be a great evening between two great teams. Now we have to play like Inter.
“It’s a historic match, which automatically gives motivation. We have to be well prepared, because it brings particular pressures with it.”
Mancini also offered assurances that Geoffrey Kondogbia will be available to feature, but was less certain over the chances of leading goalscorer Stevan Jovetic playing.
“Kondogbia is fine, he’ll be available,” the coach added. “Am I happy Steven Jovetic didn’t play for Montenegro? I’ll be even happier if he plays on Sunday.”