Wednesday January 11 2012
Alvarez: We can beat Milan!

Rising star Ricky Alvarez is confident that Inter will be able to collect a victory in Sunday’s derby against Milan.

The Rossoneri may be joint top of the table with Juventus, but the summer signing from Velez doesn’t think that the champions will be favourites.

“We can beat them,” he told La Repubblica. “If Inter play in the manner which they know how then we’ll win.

“We’ll have to attack well and should we not concede on the counter-attack then we can do well in the game.

“I’m looking forward to my first derby from the first minute until the very last. I want to experience all of the emotions possible.”

Alvarez, 23, is starting to prove his worth in Serie A after a problematic start to his career in Italian football.

The Argentine has scored one goal in 10 top-flight games so far this season.

Inter, eight points behind the leaders, have won their last five matches in the League.