"We can't just hope that the very strong team in front of us throw away the title," Ranieri explained in La Repubblica. "The Scudetto is certainly Inter's to lose now, but we have to be ready to take advantage if they slip up.
"Juve-Inter could be a decisive match, I hope so. It will be more interesting for everyone if the gap between us is smaller.
"If things stay like this then it will just be an important match between the leaders and the runners-up.
"Injury problems have affected every team in Italy and all over the world, it's not just a Juventus problem."