Adriano Galliani reveals some of the problems Milan and Inter are encountering in Beijing. “It's like a sauna!”
The San Siro rivals face off for the Italian Super Cup at 13.00 UK time today, but the competition has been moved to the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing to help spread the sport.
“It will be a very important game and more silverware for the trophy cabinet, but will not decide our season, as there are another 38 matches in Serie A after that,” said the Rossoneri Vice-President.
“The climactic conditions are difficult, as it's like a sauna in the stadium! The humidity level is above 90 per cent, but then Inter will be having the same problems as us, so it evens out.”
Milan won their first Scudetto in seven years and are now turning their focus towards Europe.
“Last season Mark Van Bommel, Urby Emanuelson and Antonio Cassano were cup-tied for us, so we can say that we are a stronger side in the Champions League this time round.”