09 Sep 2013 - in: The team

Marchisio previews Inter clash

The midfielder looks ahead to Saturday’s meeting with the Nerazzurri: “Beating them would be a real result, but it will be tough – they’ve always given us a difficult game”

Claudio Marchisio has called on Juventus to send out a message to the rest of Serie A when they face a revitalised Inter in Saturday evening’s Derby d’Italia clash at the San Siro.

With two wins from as many games played, Walter Mazzarri’s men join the Bianconeri in recording an imperious start to the season and, along with Roma, have yet to concede a goal in 180 minutes of championship football.

But despite warning of the threat posed by the new-look Nerazzurri, the midfielder, who will miss out on the encounter due to a knee injury, insists he is fully confident of his team-mates’ ability to stun the hosts in their own backyard for the third season running.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Marchisio said: “Beating a strong side like Inter in our third championship game of the season would be a real result. I’m sad to be missing out, but the team’s in good shape and we’re doing well. I’ve got plenty of belief in my team-mates.

“We’ll now wait for them to return from international duty in order to start working towards the game. It will be a tough encounter, because Inter have always given us a difficult game and also beat us last season. Now they’ve got a new manager and I’m intrigued to see them in action.”