Inter ace Esteban Cambiasso has underlined that form is rarely a factor when it comes to a Milan derby.
The two San Siro giants will meet on Sunday with Inter collecting just one win in their last five games, while the Diavolo have won only one of their most recent eight Serie A ties.
“Form doesn’t matter much,” the Argentine told Mediaset Premium. “The derby is the derby and goes beyond these kinds of things.
“The derby is a different game from any other. It’s always special for us and Milan, and we’ll try to do everything we can to try and bring joy to our fans.”
The Beneamata started the campaign well under new boss Walter Mazzarri, but they are now fifth in the standings and seven points adrift of the Champions League zone.
“The first half of the season isn’t over yet,” added the former Real Madrid man. “The leaders have distanced themselves from us, but there’s still an entire half of the season to play.
“What matters is earning three points at a time.”
Cambiasso was also questioned on his future given that his present contract will expire in the summer of 2014.
“It’s difficult to know the future. Whether or not I renew my contract is something you’ll know when it’s happened, like always.
“In all these years I’ve never had to go to Inter because they’ve always renewed it.”