Former Inter patron Massimo Moratti sees the ‘same desire’ in today’s Nerazzurri when he recalls the historic treble season from 10 years ago.
The former President has claimed the Nerazzurri expected former coach Jose Mourinho to lead them to the treble after beating Barcelona to reach the Champions League Final in Madrid.
“I remember it as a day of celebration, even before the match,” Moratti told Il Giorno. “We were happy to be in the Final.
“The Coppa Italia and the Scudetto had made us happy and confident, then Mourinho, who knew the opponents well, gave us certainty.
“After Barcelona and that frightful suffering, we expected the prize. In life, it doesn’t always come, but sooner or later it will…”
After the historic season at San Siro, Mourinho moved to Real Madrid and Moratti claimed the farewell could have been different if Inter contested the move and in hindsight feels the Portuguese tactician’s ‘did something terrible’.
“I always felt he did his job well, even if I wasn’t sure of winning,” the former patron added.
“Cleary, during the last period, the more he won, the more it was clear that Mourinho could be fascinated by the idea to bring the success of Inter to Spain.
“But I never discussed the topic. If we had opposed it, we would have faced a different ending in a different spirit. Of course, thinking about it now, he did something terrible…”
Moratti points out that new President Steven Zhang ‘can be considered a true fan’ of the Nerazzurri and sees a similar mentality in the current crop.
“I see the same desire that was then. In the mentality of the club, the coach the players. And the desire decides everything.
“Zhang suffers and can be considered a true fan. Conte works hard and gives guarantees."
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