Cambiasso: Hats off to Juventus

The holding midfielder has underlined the importance of Saturday's encounter, and feels it is too soon to talk about the Nerazzurri's title chances
Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has admitted he respects Juventus' unbeaten run ahead of this weekend's Derby d'Italia in Turin.

The Bianconeri never lost a match in Serie A throughout the 2011-12 campaign, and this form has continued into this season as well, with Juve having the opportunity to make it a 50-game streak at the weekend.

And Cambiasso is looking forward to taking on the Scudetto holders.

"Juventus have done well to keep up this unbeaten run, so you have to tip your hat to them," Cambiasso told Italia 2.

"It’ll be an important match, and definitely a different one from the others. This Inter team is now in the situation that it should be in."

The holding midfielder then went on to discuss his side's title ambitions, and insisted that it is too soon to talk about the Scudetto.

"It’s definitely too soon. Beyond what happens on Saturday there are still many matches left, and I don’t think that the 90 minutes this weekend will be decisive for the title.

"What matters for us is having moved five points above fourth place in the standings."

Inter currently sit second in Serie A, trailing leaders Juventus by four points.