Famed singer Andrea Bocelli has revealed that “I've always been an Inter fan, but above all I'm anti-Juventus.”
With over 80m record sales worldwide, Bocelli is arguably the most successful crossover artist in history, but the 59-year-old lost his sight completely when a ball hit him in the eye during a football match, resulting in a brain haemorrhage.
“I've always been an Inter fan, but above all I'm anti-Juventus,” he told reporters.
“My passion for the Nerazzurri comes from my years at college, when the 'Grande Inter' [of the 1960s] won everything in Italy and the world.
“Only the youngest of my children, who is just five years old, hasn't yet developed a passion for Inter, but I'm working on it and I think I'll succeed.
“When Inter won the Champions League? I was with friends and the was TV on, but I was listening to the game on the radio and the reporter's voice came a few seconds before the images on TV.
“As such, I heard about the goals in advance, spoiling it for my friends. I was also moved by their tears.
“The treble was a joyous moment, which no-one in Italy will be able to match.”