Wednesday March 2 2011
Moratti: 'Inter fans are the real Milan'

President Massimo Moratti declared Inter “want to win everything all over again” and took a sideswipe at rivals Milan.

The patron picked up the Ambrogino d'Oro award from the city of Milan after lifting the Champions League, Scudetto, Club World Cup, Italian Super Cup and Coppa Italia in 2010.

“I want to thank everyone, starting from the people of the city that were close to us so we could win everything and want to win everything all over again.

“Therefore, this award will be for Leonardo,” smiled Moratti. “I am proud of what the team has achieved, filling us with joy.

“I'd like to underline the great professionalism of all the players, who allowed us to lift these trophies and grow together with the city and the fans. We'll see you again next year.”

Moratti also took a sideswipe at local rivals Milan, especially after Inter were criticised for rarely fielding Italian players.

“Our victories are good for us and the city of Milan. Traditionally, we have more roots in the city compared to the Rossoneri.

“The Nerazzurri fans have always been considered the ‘real' people of Milan.”

Asked whether Jose Mourinho would return after a tough time at Real Madrid, the President was reticent.

“I doubt they'll get rid of him within the next five years, so there's a long while to wait.”

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