Esteban Cambiasso is now targeting a derby victory after Inter’s 4-2 loss at Napoli on Sunday night.
“We know what this match means for every Inter fan, we know it's a special game and that the League table doesn't matter,” he told Inter Channel ahead of next week’s game.
“We hope to get the three points which are important for our progress and because it's always important to win a game like that.”
He added: “We played well despite the errors we made against a team like Napoli that you end up paying for.
“Then everything that could go wrong did – the key moments, during which you can turn the match your way – thanks in part to your opponents' mistakes – all went in their favour.”
Inter’s cause was not helped by the second-half dismissal of Ricky Alvarez for a handling-offence second yellow card.
“Sadly we won't have Ricky Alvarez for the derby who was sent off and we'll miss him,” the ex-Real Madrid man continued.
“We're disappointed. I can't figure out if we're just unlucky with him [referee Tagliavento] or he's unlucky with us.
“All the previous games in my mind are negative and he will have realised that too. I remember the handcuffs, I remember the Juventus game away, the Roma match at home, plus today's.
“It's a negative situation for both parties – he sees our shirt and he's not able to perform particularly well, and sadly things always go badly for us with him.”