Saturday October 6 2012
Moratti: 'Coutinho to decide derby'

Inter President Massimo Moratti sees an even derby on Sunday evening, but singles out Philippe Coutinho to “make the difference.”

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“Could Antonio Cassano be the man who decides the derby? It’s possible, but I think Coutinho will make the difference,” Moratti told the Corriere dello Sport.

“I saw everyone play well and do their duty in the Europa League, especially in the first half. I also really liked Esteban Cambiasso in central defence, as he was talking to his teammates and guiding them with great authority.

“It was a very impressive performance for someone who had only ever played in that role a couple of times. I think we saw the Inter of the future in Azerbaijan and you can tell the team is growing the right way.”

While Inter beat Neftci 3-1 on Thursday, Milan also won in the Champions League midweek by conquering Zenit 3-2 in St Petersburg.

“You can never tell who is the favourite in a derby,” continued Moratti. “Milan won in a difficult arena against Zenit. I’d say we are on the same level.

“I hope it will be a wonderful game for the fans to watch. We are going into it with the right attitude, hope and belief we can do well.”

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