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Monday September 14 2015
Lippi: ‘Mancini like me’

Marcello Lippi sees similarities between Roberto Mancini’s return to Inter, and his own Juventus homecoming.

The World Cup-winning Coach took over the Bianconeri bench for a second time in 2001, winning two Scudetti, as well as reaching the Champions League final.

Mancini has followed a similar path, returning to the Beneamata last season, after a successful first spell.

“What Roberto Mancini is trying to do after returning at Inter is what I was trying to do when I went back to Juve,” Lippi noted in an interview with Rai Radio Due.

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Monday September 14 2015
Mancini: ‘Inter need to settle’

Roberto Mancini admits Inter still need to ‘settle’ and isn’t writing off Juventus just yet.

The Nerazzurri emerged with a 1-0 win from the derby with Milan last night, maintaining their perfect start to the season.

“We’re pleased to be top, but we know there’s a long road ahead,” Mancini told assembled journalists at Expo in Milan.

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Monday September 14 2015
Milan derby returns to centre stage

This early season Derby della Madonnina showed how both Milan clubs have progressed over the summer, writes Richard Hall.

Last April the Milan Derby looked like a shadow of its former self. The players that took to the field had performed miserably for both teams during the season and the fixture held little significance. There was no title challenge to play for, no race for the Champions League spots, it was a disappointment. The fact that La Gazzetta Dello Sport claimed that the only thing worth noting, was that it would be the last Derby where one would not have to make the long walk from the metro line, as a new one would be installed for this season said it all.

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Sunday September 13 2015
Mancini: 'Inter have potential'

Roberto Mancini said Inter haven’t reached their “full potential” yet and praised Felipe Melo after the Milan Derby victory.

The Nerazzurri are top of the table alone for the first time in five years and the only side with a 100 per cent record after three rounds.

“It is difficult for both teams only three rounds into the season, as neither can express its full potential,” Mancio told Sky Sport Italia after beating Milan 1-0.

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Sunday September 13 2015
Ausilio: 'Inter didn't want Balo'

Roberto Mancini confirmed he wanted to sign Mario Balotelli, but Inter director Piero Ausilio denies it.

The Coach made the admission during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport this week, stating he had spoken to SuperMario during his time at Liverpool and was ready to bring him back to San Siro.

“I think the Coach was joking…” director Ausilio told Mediaset Premium this evening.

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Saturday September 12 2015
Mancini: 'A global Milan Derby'

Roberto Mancini confirms Mauro Icardi will start and wants the Milan Derby to become a global event once more.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Icardi did everything he needed to do in training yesterday, he’s fine and he will play,” the Coach said in his Press conference.

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Saturday September 12 2015
Melo: 'Destined for Inter'

Felipe Melo believes Inter was in his destiny and aims for the Scudetto: 'We closed the gap with Juventus'.

The Brazilian midfielder, who signed for the Nerazzurri from Galatasaray this summer, was reportedly sought after with great passion and insistence by Coach Roberto Mancini.

“I was told something like that,” he admitted to La Stampa. “But I knew it was going to end up this way.

“I'm a religious man and I believe that God steers our destiny. I wanted Inter, and God helped me.

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Saturday September 12 2015
Mancini: 'My Yaya Toure regret'

Roberto Mancini admits Inter have to target the Scudetto, but “Yaya Toure would’ve totally changed the team.”

The Nerazzurri had been very close to securing the midfielder from Manchester City this summer.

“Nobody like Yaya could’ve totally changed the team,” Mancini told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He’s a player of a superior level. With him we would’ve made an enormous step forward in every aspect. He wanted to come here, then changed his mind…

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Saturday September 12 2015
Mancini: 'My Milan Derby tactics'

Roberto Mancini confirms he could use Gary Medel as a centre-back, Ivan Perisic in attack and describes his Milan Derby tactics.

The Derby della Madonnina kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Who would I take away from Milan? Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano. They are talented and can change the game from one moment to the next. Sinisa Mihajlovic is a good Coach with experience and I’m sure he’ll play to win.”

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Saturday September 12 2015
Mancini: 'Milan beat Inter to Balotelli'

Roberto Mancini admits he “would’ve brought Mario Balotelli to Inter, but Milan got there first.”

The Nerazzurri Coach spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of tomorrow night’s Derby della Madonnina.

It had been rumoured that Inter were also seeking to sign Balotelli on loan from Liverpool this summer, but the club always denied that was a possibility.

“I admit it, it’s true. I would’ve brought Balotelli to Inter,” Mancini confessed to La Gazzetta.

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