Julio Cruz believes Inter will be primed for next week's Milan derby after last night's 2-0 win at Cagliari.

The Argentine striker struck in the 2-0 win and immediately looked ahead to their clash with AC Milan: "The derby is a special game and it counts for nothing if they won this cup or that we are first.

"We hope it is a match for beautiful football. We know that we're playing well and stretching our lead. Today we did that and we hope to continue to move forward like this."