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Mazzarri insists Inter Milan not intimidated by Juventus

Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri believes in his players going into their clash with Juventus.

Inter will be missing new signing Hernanes for the Derby d'Italia.

"I tried to isolate the team from everything and hope our performance will be up to the task," he said in his Press conference.

"Is the 23-point gap between the sides accurate? That's not for me to say. Are we the underdogs? I don't worry about that either. If we do everything at the top level, then we can challenge anyone. The result comes from many things and we have to focus on the performance.

"The statistics show the Juventus Stadium helps them to get good results and they always have a strong start on home turf. It is a factor and we considered every element, but as I always say we have to ultimately concentrate on our own football. That is the recipe for success.

"The Bianconeri might seem unbeatable on home turf, but we are fired up and hope to have a great game. I hope some incidents will also go in our favour. We haven't always had the results we deserved this season.

"Juventus can vary their approach from game to game, situation to situation. We worked hard all week and took everything into consideration. We are prepared for anything."'

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