The Nerazzurri will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run to seven games at the San Siro against a team who have won their last three league fixtures.
"Atalanta play good football, they have some quality players and they're also free of any pressure because they've already ensured their top-flight status," he told reporters. "They're tough opponents and this is a game we must approach very carefully.
"Atalanta are a bogey team for lots of sides. We have to perform to the best of our ability because they'll be giving it a good go. There are no easy games in Italy. You have to respect all the teams and approach every match with the same level of concentration.
"We must focus first and foremost on ourselves because we've seen that when we're on the top of our game we can make life difficult for anyone. We must not think about anything else right now. We'll see where we are come the end of the season."
Inter are currently fifth in the Serie A table.