Walter Gargano is looking forward to taking on Nigel De Jong when Parma entertain Milan this weekend.
“It will be a nice battle,” noted the Uruguayan international to Parma Channel. “But I don’t believe that the match will be decided in the midfield.
“We need to stay compact and play as a team. If we do this for 90 minutes then we will take something home.”
The Gialloblu are only two points behind the Rossoneri in the standings after a difficult beginning for both outfits.
“We all know what Milan represent,” the former Napoli man continued. “It was a big game for me last season as I was at Inter, but now I've turned the page.
“They’re a great team with great players and they're back on form after Tuesday's match against Barcelona.
“We'll need to be at our best to get a result as it'll be tough.”