Sunday May 6 2012
Stramaccioni enjoys Inter derby

Andrea Stramaccioni could not disguise his joy at winning his debut Milan derby. “It was a deserved and wonderful victory.”

Inter beat rivals Milan 4-2 in a thrilling Derby della Madonnina, which handed the Scudetto to Juventus.

“It was a wonderful game, emotional, exciting, played openly by both teams who wanted to win,” said the Coach.

“We played quality football this evening with character and hunger for success. We had lost our way a little after that one-two from Milan, who went from 1-0 down to 2-1 up.

“It was important for us to win and we did so in a spectacular encounter. The first half was perfect, apart from a few incidents. There was bitterness after the penalty handed to Milan, but I had to bring the players back to the right path. There was a great reaction from the squad after Ibra’s goal.

“I like to look on the positive side, such as the fact since I have been on the Inter bench we have earned more points than Milan.”

President Massimo Moratti said beforehand that the derby result would not be decisive for Stramaccioni’s future.

“I am pleased to hear that, but it’s a pity that nobody makes clear the President – with or without me – has a project in place. He has very clear ideas quite aside from this game.”