Saturday April 2 2011
Mou: 'What the Milan derby means'

Jose Mourinho is looking forward to the Derby della Madonnina tonight. “People outside Italy don't realise what this game means in a fantastic atmosphere.”

The former Inter Coach had two years of the San Siro clash and is now at the helm of Real Madrid.

“I would love to watch it,” he said in a Press conference for Real's game with Sporting Gijon.

“It's a wonderful derby. I played four and won three, but I loved them all, even the one I lost.

“Perhaps people outside Italy don't realise what this game means in a fantastic atmosphere, with such a super-positive feeling around it.

“There is great rivalry between the fans, but there have never been problems with violence. The stadium is packed, the streets are full of people going to the match together, some with Milan shirts and others Inter, without the slightest problem.

“It is a great derby and will be even more wonderful this year because the Scudetto wasn't at stake, whereas there's the extra motivation of first against second.”

San Siro has been completely sold out for days and Milan's organised ultras have been designing the pre-match choreography for five months.

It's reported their banners will reference Leonardo's switch and the 25th anniversary of President Silvio Berlusconi taking charge of the club.

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