Sunday, 22 April 2007

Moratti's joy: At last!

Inter President Massimo Moratti was finally able to celebrate the first Scudetto of his 12-year tenure. "At last!"

The President was in the stands at the Stadio Franchi, where the 2-1 win over Siena and news of Roma’s loss to Atalanta by the same scoreline mathematically sealed the title race.

"What can I say? We are happy and I am particularly pleased for the fans," said the oil baron who was awarded the 2005-06 title by default following the Calciopoli scandal.

He had been hoping to mark the occasion on Wednesday, but the 3-1 defeat to Roma postponed the party he has been awaiting since 1995.

"I think this is the best kind of celebration. As Roberto Mancini says, the more spontaneous it is, the better. We have not organised anything for tonight, just as we had nothing planned on Wednesday.

"Everyone can have fun and enjoy themselves however they see fit. It will also be spontaneous when we return to Milan, as we have not decided what we will do yet."

Inter had not won the title ‘on the field’ since May 1989, when they beat second-placed Napoli to secure Giovanni Trapattoni’s place in the history books.

Moratti took back the role of President rather than simply patron after the sad death of Giacinto Facchetti earlier this season.

"This title is of course dedicated to Facchetti, as this Scudetto has the mark of his generosity and honesty," concluded Moratti.

[Inter - Campione d'Italia]

Source: C4 Football Italia

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