Marco Materazzi warned new Inter Coach Antonio Conte it “won’t be easy, because you can’t forget or cancel the past, but it’s up to him to win everyone’s trust.”
The arrival of former Juventus, Italy and Chelsea boss Conte to replace Luciano Spalletti raised a few eyebrows.
“I hope the club can achieve all the results that the Interisti are dreaming of and I hope Conte can win over the hearts of the fans,” Materazzi told Sky Sport Italia.
“It won’t be easy, because you can’t forget or cancel out the past, but he is hungry for success. With desire and effort, the Inter fans will grow to love him. It’s up to him to win over everyone’s trust.”
Matrix was in Madrid ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, where he reunited with some of his Treble-winning teammates from 2010.
“When you come to Madrid, do what nobody else in Italy had ever done before, with Javier Zanetti, Dejan Stankovic, Diego Milito, Esteban Cambiasso and Julio Cesar, you can only enjoy being with your ex-teammates and remember with pride what you achieved.”
He was also famously in the side that won the World Cup with Italy in 2006 along with Daniele De Rossi, who was told this month he is no longer required at Roma.
“I hope the Inter fans forgive me, but I betrayed them last weekend to go and see his farewell match. He doesn’t deserve all the dirt that has been thrown at him over the last few days.
“I know Daniele in good and bad, we won the World Cup together and we all helped him through that experience. I have such great respect for him that anything I can say becomes superfluous.
“I hope that he can do what he enjoys and one day return to Roma.”
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