Inter midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic has stoked the flames ahead of the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday by claiming that AC Milan will not win any trophies this season.
Rossoneri president Silvio Berlusconi had claimed that his side were still in with a shout of winning the Scudetto after a recent upturn in form, but the former Stuttgart man is certain that their chances of silverware are over.
"I'm sorry, but he [Berlusconi] is wrong. Milan cannot win anything this year, they will end up with zero titles. However, we can still win the Coppa Italia and the Europa League," he told Tuttosport.
"They have beaten Barcelona, we have beaten Cluj, but the European competitions are very different to the league. It will be a completely different game.
"Barcelona had a difficult game, as did [Lionel] Messi. He's not a robot, he's always expected to do something extraordinary, but he is human. I think that in Spain it will be a different game."
Kuzmanovic has never finished on the winning side against the Rossoneri in five matches, but he is confident he can rectify such a record on Sunday.
"Yes, it's true I've never beaten Milan, although Fiorentina often played well," he continued. "Luckily, [Alexandre] Pato is not there any more: he played with speed and always scored a goal.
"You win the derby by scoring more than your opponent. I am sure we will not lose, just as I am sure it will not finish 0-0. We want to win and overtake Milan, this is our goal.
"I cannot wait to play this game, I've always followed it on television and now I can expect to appear at San Siro. When I was in Milan with Fiorentina, the stadium was barely full.
"It is the biggest spectacle in Italy, certainly the most important, because it is between two teams that are always fighting for the championship."