Inter test excites Giampaolo

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AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo says he is more bothered about the performance, not the result, when his side take on Bayern Munich.

AC Milan head coach Marco Giampaolo says he is relishing the prospect of the derby with Inter on Saturday and feels his side are on the up.

With two wins in their last three games, Milan are showing real signs of progress ahead of the first Derby della Madonnina of the season.

Giampaolo feels the Rossoneri are in a good place and sees this weekend as a real chance to test themselves against one of the best in Serie A.

“Defeating Verona was an important step. The team is improving game after game,” he told reporters. “Our goal is to win [against Inter]. It’s important to play well and maintain our vision but at the same time we have to give the fans the results they aspire for.

“We need to be tactically sound. This is certainly one of the most difficult games we can play so we have to be out our very best.

“It is definitely an important game as it always has been. I don’t know whether Inter are in a better shape than us. I am confident in my team, this game escapes any kind of prediction.”

Giampaolo will have some selection headaches ahead of kick-off, with David Calabria out of the derby encounter through suspension.