Ivan Zamorano: "This Inter team has something extra. Players put the club first, in front of everything"
Not only he is a former Inter player but most importantly, Ivan Zamorano is a hardcore fan of Inter. By now, we all have seen the video of him celebrating like an ultra during the final minutes of Inter-Milan.
Ivan, is there similarity between this team and your Inter when you guys were fighting against Juventus?
“Yes and no. No because this Juventus have the strength of seven Scudetti behind them, as well as the economic power established by time and victories. Yes because I also see similarities between the two groups. Mine was fantastic. This Inter team is starting to enjoy themselves. They came back to win the first two Champions League games. When I visited the team at Pinetina, I sensed that there is something that goes beyond football. Something extra that this Inter team has.”
What is it?
“Inter know now that it can win. This is the type of awareness that the team has been able to convey to us. The night of the derby, there was a very clear sensation at the San Siro, you could breath it. You knew that Inter would win.”
The San Siro is always almost full. Do you like the support from the fans as well?
“Dreaming is part of Inter’s DNA. It is an important component of ‘Pazza Inter.’ But these fans can help Inter to be sane, be clear of the situation.”
Can you tell us what you saw at Pinetina?
“Awareness of having to try to win: not at something, but at matches. Players who train and fight on every ball. And the courage in the relationship between the players and coach. Spalletti is one that has strong character and personality. He has the courage to make difficult choices and also the player have the courage to accept them by putting Inter in front of everything.”