The Bianconeri will be just 3 points behind Serie B leaders Genoa if they manage to win their match against Brescia tonight.
Deschamps said: “There are still 7-8 matches before Christmas and we can hope to do well.
“On top before Christmas? Even before if possible. Brescia is a team with an elevated technical base. They take great care about the ball possession and play open football, even though in the last match they closed down a bit, maybe because they were coming from two consecutive defeats and did not want to risk.”