It was pointed out to the long-serving midfielder that although both sides like to play football, this clash usually turns into a battle.
Darren explained: "We like to get the ball down and play, so do they, but you've got to earn the right to play in these games first.
"But the game is played at such a pace it can be difficult."
Darren is experiencing his tenth season of this N17 v N5 clash and is looking forward to this one as much as ever.
He added: "It's massive game, the fans love it and it's one the lads look forward to as well.
"We've not played as well as we can this season so if we can improve then who knows where we could end up? We've got ourselves in a good position but this game is important."
Darren Anderton insists you have to earn the right to play in the hectic arena of a North London derby.