Ancelotti: AC Milan must be at our best to beat Inter

Carlo Ancelotti admits AC Milan must be at their very best if they're to test Inter in today's derby.

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"It is our duty and desire to close the gap. We need a perfect performance, because Inter are so strong that if you do not play to your best then you risk humiliation," said the Rossoneri coach.

"At this moment the Nerazzurri have a few injury problems in midfield, but they manage to cover that with a formidable defence and attack.

"Perhaps Inter do have some weak points, but they are very good at hiding them. The atmosphere of a derby is always wonderful and it's great to go head-to-head like this."

The stars of the show are set to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year Kaka.

"Both Ibra and Kaka have a profound impact on the success of their teams. Will Inter use a trident attack? I don't know, but Milan always field three forwards."

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