Juraj Kucka aims for a goal in the Milan-Inter derby and says he won't settle for anything less than victory.
Spirits are rising ahead of tomorrow's Week 3 highlight, the Derby della Madonnina between the two Milanese teams (19:45, UK time).
“The perfect derby is the one in which I win and on top of that I score,” said Kucka to Tuttosport.
“I don't care how, even with my back. These are different games, in which you play mind games more than football.
“Games like these are unique, special and fascinating. A prediction? I hope it ends well for us.
“It makes no difference whether a derby is played in Week 3 or in Week 15 of the championship.
“We must prepare the game properly, even though we have little time, and take to the pitch with one objective only: winning.
“Every victory is important, the one with Empoli was too. But the derby has a different weight.
“We only played two games so far, and on top of that the transfer market was still open.
“It's certainly hard to understand what the two teams' real strengths and weaknesses on the pitch are.
“In Florence, when I still played for Genoa, it did not go well.
“Then we won against Empoli, and let's see what happens now in a game that's different from all others.
“Inter have many dangerous players we'll have to confront.
“If I have to point to one in particular, I'll say [Stevan] Jovetic, because he really has a lot of quality.
“We'll have to do a good job of holding him back.”