Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli feels that Sunday’s Serie A clash between the Bianconeri and Inter is likely to be decided by how the key moments turn.
Speaking to the press after the Bianconeri’s Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, as reported by FCInterNews, Locatelli gave his thoughts ahead of the Derby d’Italia match on the weekend.
Inter and Juventus are set to square off in a match that is always one of the real showpiece occasions of Italian football.
Neither side had had the strongest start to the campaign, although the Nerazzurri in particular have recovered by winning their last four matches in Serie A.
Both teams will feel that getting a result on Sunday is virtually necessary in the context of their seasons, but neither will find this easy to do.
Matches between Inter and Juventus tend to be fairly evenly-balanced affairs, and the outcome could well come down to one or two key moments.
“In these matches the individual episodes tend to make the difference,” Locatelli said of the upcoming match.
“We have to stay focused and be at our best, we will give everything like we did against PSG.”