Gonzalo Higuain has told his teammates that victory against Inter will take them closer to the title, but it won’t be easy.
Inter are on a seven-game winning streak and have moved to fourth on the table due to their form.
The reigning champions hold a nine-point lead over Inter heading into Sunday’s encounter, while they have a game in hand.
“Buffon was right when he praised Inter, they are up there with Real Madrid on current form,” Higuain told reporters.
“But if we beat them on Sunday, we will take a major step toward winning the Scudetto.
“It will be a tough game, though. It is important to go out there with the right attitude.
“Inter have a great history and have won a lot of titles. They deserve respect.”