Handanovic: Juventus clash a game like any other

The Slovenia international believes this weekend's game will not be decisive in the title race as the Giuseppe Meazza side aim to close the gap on their rivals
Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has downplayed the importance of Saturday's Serie A encounter away against Juventus.

The Nerazzurri are currently trailing their arch-rivals by four points in the league table, but Handanovic has insisted that the outcome of the Derby d'Italia will not be decisive for the Scudetto race.

"It's an important match, but no more so than any other. We're going into it in a totally relaxed atmosphere," Handanovic told Sky Sport Italia.

"If we win in Turin it will mean that we have three points more than we do now. Is that all? Yes, that's all.

"What difference does Juventus Stadium make to the Bianconeri? For a keeper it's always good to be playing with the fans behind you, even if they are opposing fans, but I think that stadium gives Juve an extra five or six points a season.

"How will Inter be set out? I don't know about that, you should ask the boss. I've got enough to think about myself ..."

Saturday's encounter at the Juventus Stadium kicks off at 20:45CET.