Diego Milito: "Lautaro needs time to accumulate as much experience as possible. Mourinho? He was our commander"
In an interview with 90min.com, Diego Milito talks about Lautaro Martinez and emphasizes that Inter are now a stable club thanks to Suning.
“Lautaro Martinez is only missing time. It is clear that he is a great player and I have no doubt that he will do very well with our national team. He needs time to accumulate as much as experience as possible. This is what he needs today. It will not be easy to assert himself because Argentina has great strikers.”
The game against Bayern Munich, is it safe to say that that was the most important game of your career?
“Yes, of course. For many reasons: a Champions League final, what it meant for Inter at that time and for me personally. It was a match without equal.”
The semifinal against Barcelona was key with Mourinho entering the pitch to celebrate. What impact did that victory have?
“It was a great joy for Inter to quality for the final after 45 years. The whole world of Inter wanted it: the fans, the club, the president. An extraordinary feat against what was the best team in the world with the best player in the world. It was something really important.”
What was Mou’s role in that team that won everything?
“He was fundamental, he was our reference, our commander. A coach who gave us all the tools to achieve what was achieved that year. He has always been close to his players, one that manages to get 100% from each of his players. He knows how to manage the group tell. He had a fantastic year with us.”
Why do you think Inter have not had a lot of success lately?
“They had too many changes, especially that of ownership with the departure of Moratti. They could never reach stability of that time and b competitive. But today with Suning, Inter have found direction that the club needed. I want this to be the year of Inter.”