Moratti: “Juve-Inter not exciting, but compared to Sinner everything is more modest”

The former Nerazzurri owner spoke about the Italian derby on Radio Anch’io Sport: “For Inzaghi the draw is a good result. Lautaro? He reminds me of Angelillo”. And on Mazzarri’s return…

“It wasn’t a bad match, the two teams played well. They were cautious, it wasn’t exciting, it wasn’t the usual nervous Italian derby, they all behaved quite well. It didn’t have the usual characteristics of a Juve-Inter and perhaps I would say even less bad. Perhaps it was such a beautiful day for Italian sport, especially with a fantastic Sinner, that then everything seemed more modest.” Thus Massimo Moratti, former president of Inter, guest of Radio Anch’io Sport on Rai Radio 1, on last night’s Italian derby. “For Inter, however, the draw is a good result. We saw two good clean goals, not exceptional defenses, but two good goals scored”, he adds.


When asked about Lautaro, who has already scored 13 goals, Moratti responds like this: “He has his own characteristics, every now and then I think of Angelillo, but that’s not the case. Angelillo played all over the pitch, he was different, Lautaro has his own style and it’s nice to see him play. Yesterday’s goal, apart from Gatti, is beautiful, very clean, done very well. Comparisons are already difficult, but in this case certainly none come to mind”, says the former owner. On which player from his father’s Inter he would like to play for today’s Inter. “Everyone (laughs, ed.), That’s the great Inter, a scary team. I would bring everyone, leaving Lautaro in in attack”, he replies.


On the European path. “We already have to thank the team for getting through the group, it’s very important. This year Benfica isn’t proving to be very strong, we have to try to win on Wednesday. With the round already in hand, it’s normal to mentally dedicate ourselves more to the championship. Also because Napoli are there on Sunday”, explains Moratti according to whom this Inter can also dream of the championship and Champions League pairing. “The European Cup fascinates more and more and is remembered in life, but this Inter can aim for both objectives. They have a good team, I think they can aim for it”, he says. Finally on the differences between Inter and Juve. “Inter’s strength is due to last year: having had a positive year, having reached the end of the Champions League, gives confidence and security. Then it has strong, experienced players. It seems stronger to me. Juve is growing , Inter has grown”, concludes Moratti.


Mazzarri’s return is “a choice that I didn’t expect from Napoli, but Mazzarri is an old lion who knows football and who can be useful in helping the team psychologically”, concluded Massimo Moratti. “The victory in Bergamo gave everyone confidence. Mazzarri has the experience. Why didn’t it work at Inter? I left halfway through that season. Mazzarri did what he had to do. Then there was the club change, It wasn’t a very simple situation.”