Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri feels their recent form counts for little going into the derby against AC Milan.

The Nerazzurri have won five consecutive Serie A matches and a win tonight could put them right back in the Scudetto race.

"It's always a game apart from the others, outside the context of the League, and particularly emotional for fans and players," said the Coach preparing for his first Derby della Madonnina.

"Milan are up there, unbeaten in 12 rounds. We respect them a great deal, but will aim to beat them. We've prepared for this match, are in favourable form and Inter are ready."