Pioli: Inter must win Milan derby

Fox in the box – Nenad Krsticic

Inter Milan manager Stefano Pioli has admitted that his side have to do whatever they can to win the Milan derby on Saturday.

The Nerazzurri have endured a tough time in the Serie A over the last few games, losing twice in succession, against Sampdoria and Crotone.

However, Pioli is determined to put an end to their winless streak when they host city rivals AC Milan.

"It's our duty to do everything we can to win the derby," Pioli told his pre-match press conference.

"We've had an unexpected dip – we wanted the Crotone game to go differently but we've analysed it and we'll do everything we can to ensure it doesn't happen again. We can still determine our present and work for the future, showing that we're a competitive side.

"We've had too bad halves. We lost our cool trying to turn the match around against Sampdoria and then our approach was wrong in the first half at Crotone. 

"We have a chance to show that that's not us and that we're a team that can play expansive, intense football and win against the big teams."