Mourinho: "Inter-Milan, I had to live that derby under the skin of the fans, sleeping in team's pajamas to wake up and ready to go"
As a Sky pundit, Jose Mourinho gives us some thoughts on how to prepare and how to live a derby.
“Preparation for a derby is the same, you do the usual and normal things. But inside you there is something that brings you back to the basics of why you love football. In a derby, there’s something that you cannot explain but you feel it. It is special. The night before one I sleep in my team’s pajamas so I wake up ready to go to the stadium. You have to think about the fans of your team those that were worn there and have always felt that rivalry. Milan-Inter, for me, it means like this: I’m not Italian, I never played for Inter, I never lived in Italy but I had to live that derby under the skin of the fans that love that club and that was what I tried to do all the time: to live a derby in a different way.”