Zlatan Ibrahimovic thanked his teammates for the Super Cup goal. “Winning is in the Milan mentality.”
The Swede's diving header from a Clarence Seedorf assist drew level before Kevin-Prince Boateng secured their 2-1 win over Inter in Beijing.
“We begin the campaign with a great victory,” Ibrahimovic told Milan Channel.
“This was a very important game for us and we're all happy. We worked hard for a month, but can do much better and return home with this trophy to spur us on.
“I'm trying to do my best and work hard to get where I want to be, but I admit that I'd be dead in the water without my teammates. Once again I scored today thanks to Seedorf and my teammates. What else could I do after their hard work?”
Inter dominated the first half, but Milan emerged as time wore on to secure their sixth edition of the Italian Super Cup.
“I think that if we won this game despite not being in peak form, we can consider that a show of great quality.
“We want to win it all, as we are Milan and it is our duty to be successful. Winning is in the Milan mentality.”