Inter Milan Mauro Icardi is confident heading into the Derby d’Italia against Juventus as he feels that the Old Lady’s fear him.
The Argentine has netted six career goals against the Juventus, stretching back to his time with Sampdoria and averages one strike every 64 minutes – a record he feels will intimidate the Turin lords heading into the weekend game.
“I have scored six goals in five games against Juventus. I don’t know if they are afraid of me in Turin, but it is certainly a special match any time you play against them,” the 22-year-old who finished the 2014/15 Serie A season as joint top scorer with Luca Toni on 22 goals told La Stampa.
“To score when you play against Juventus is an incredible feeling. I started scoring when I was a kid and I never stopped. Why would I stop now?
“We will be playing to win. Any game you lose, a bad week of training always follows.
“It can become daunting but I signed a new contract with Inter until 2019 because I want to get this club back to where it belongs: I want to win everything with this glorious club.”
Juve sit 12th in Serie A with just two wins from their first seven games, a record which surprises Icardi.
“Nobody expected them to start this way, but we will see where they are come the end of the season because they can certainly come back,” he said.
“After losing [Andrea] Pirlo, [Arturo] Vidal and [Carlos] Tevez, they lost the spine of their team.”
Inter triumph 2-0 over Juventus in September 2010 under Jose Mourinho and will hope to repeat that on Sunday as they bid to dethrone the Old Lady this season.