Inter Milan midfielder Dejan Stankovic is happy for pundits to write-off their chances against AC Milan.

Inter have dominated Italian football for the past four years, but go into Sunday night's Derby della Madonnina behind their arch rivals.

"It is an extremely balanced League. If we had picked up six points against Brescia and Lecce rather than two, then we'd be ahead of Milan," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

"So far we have struggled through quite a few injuries and perhaps we didn't play the way we wanted to, but as soon as those players return I am confident the team will fall back into place.

"I remain convinced of one thing: with the full squad at our disposal, we remain stronger than anyone."

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