Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Moratti ready for derby day

Inter President Massimo Moratti has described Sunday's derby with AC Milan as bigger than a Champions League final.

Both sides are in need of the points ahead of the derby duel at the San Siro with Inter needing just a win to retain the Serie A title and Milan requiring the victory to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League.

Moratti is excited at the prospect of the clash with city rivals Milan with so much at stake for both clubs.

"In a way it's worth more than a Champions League final because this match is vital for both teams to achieve their objectives," said Moratti.

"All derbies are great matches and each one has its own importance because there is an issue of revenge from the previous ones or because the fans care more about it.

"But this one has a special significance and it's difficult to find a similar match in history."

Moratti rejected suggestions that he would get extra motivation from sealing the Scudetto against their bitter rivals.

"You can't say you'd prefer to win it in one match or another," added Moratti. "We just have to try to win it and whatever happens, will happen.

"It's clear that we'll give it everything when we play, whether in the derby or in the next matches."

Source: Sky Sports

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