Saturday September 21 2019
Zanetti: 'Why Inter wanted Conte'

Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti explains they signed Antonio Conte because “it’s an ambitious project, he has experience and a culture of hard work.”

The Nerazzurri face their city rivals Milan in the Derby della Madonnina this evening at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“The derby is always a special game. The team is in good shape, but we know that all derbies are particularly difficult and important,” Zanetti told Univision Deportes.

There will be several big names in the stands, including FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov, tennis champion Boris Becker and former Inter and Milan striker Ronaldo.

It will be the first Milan Derby for new Coach Conte, who is reportedly earning €12m per year at San Siro.

“This is an ambitious project, so we brought in a Coach with a lot of experience and a culture of hard work.”

Inter have won all three Serie A games so far this season and are alone on top of the table, but were held to a 1-1 draw by Slavia Prague in the Champions League midweek.

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