Andrea Stramaccioni has underlined the importance of Inter's win over arch rivals AC Milan in Sunday's derby.A single Walter Samuel strike early in the match was enough for Inter to gain the three points, and Stramaccioni feels that the tough circumstances give their victory even more value.
Inter Milan defender Walter Samuel says he was lucky not to concede a penalty in his team's 1-0 derby victory over AC Milan on Sunday.Argentine Samuel, who netted the only goal of the Serie A showdown at San Siro, said he attempted to prevent Milan forward Robinho from getting a shot on goal, and in doing so felled the Brazilian inside the area.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has criticised referee Paolo Valeri after his team's 1-0 loss to Inter Milan in the Serie A on Sunday.Allegri's men conceded in the fourth minute as Walter Samuel scored and were unable to find an equaliser despite playing with a man advantage for the best part of the second half.
Alberto Zaccheroni believes the coaches will be the key figures in Sunday's clash between AC Milan and Inter.The Japan coach, who has been in charge of both Milanese outfits previously, said the two teams were equally strong but he is 'curious' to see how Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni performs.
Inter Milan head coach Andrea Stramaccioni has laughed off any similarities between himself and former mentor Jose Mourinho.Italian Stramaccioni hailed the Real Madrid head coach, who led Inter to the treble in 2009/10, for making football history in several countries.
AC Milan striker Bojan has spoken of his dream to play in the Derby della Madonnina against Inter Milan on Sunday.The former Barcelona forward, who is no stranger to highly charged fixtures given his experience in El Clasico, is hoping to make the starting line-up for the clash at San Siro.
Former AC Milan star Alberigo Evani has backed Stephan El Shaarawy to be a major hit, ahead of the upcoming Milan derby against Inter.The 49-year-old, who spent 13 years at San Siro, guiding the club to two European Cups and three Serie A titles, believes the young Italy international has 'undoubted quality', remarking that Milan did a positive thing in selling their stars over the summer.
Inter Milan striker Diego Milito believes Antonio Cassano will only benefit should the AC Milan faithful turn on him in the derby.Cassano swapped AC Milan for their city rivals during the off-season in controversial circumstances.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri believes rivals Inter Milan should be favourites for Sunday's derby.AC Milan have struggled in Serie A so far this season, with only two wins from six games, and Allegri admitted his young side is still learning despite a morale-boosting 3-2 win over Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Wednesday.
AC Milan star Christian Abbiati has backed under-fire coach Massimiliano Allegri ahead of the crucial derby against Inter on Sunday.Milan have been struggling in Serie A this season and find themselves in 11th place after six games.
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti believes Philippe Coutinho could play a key role in the outcome of Sunday's derby with AC Milan.Inter twice defeated their city rivals in the 2011/12 Serie A campaign, and Moratti wants to pick up the full three points again on Sunday.
AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini says it would be a huge confidence boost for his team if they can beat Inter in Sunday's Milan derby.Milan have been struggling to find their best form so far this term, but Ambrosini feels they have improved in the past few weeks, and is hopeful that they can get back on track at the weekend.
AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong says a lack of experience is to blame for his team's disappointing start to the season.Seasoned stars such as Clarence Seedorf, Mark van Bommel and Zlatan Ibrahimovic departed the Serie A giants in the off-season, with a precarious financial situation limiting the club's ability to bring in established stars.
AC Milan's Luca Antonini says Sunday's derby with Inter is the biggest in years and could have a big impact on their season.The 30-year-old defender grew up as a supporter of Milan and believes it is vital his side get three points on Sunday, after a less than impressive campaign to date.
Inter Milan youngster Philippe Coutinho is eagerly anticipating Sunday's derby against AC Milan and expects a difficult match.Inter won the last Serie A encounter against their city rivals 4-2 back in May, and the Brazilian is hopeful of recording another victory at the weekend.
Mark van Bommel hopes his former team AC Milan can emerge victorious from their derby with rivals Inter on Sunday.The combative midfielder left San Siro for PSV in the recent transfer window after an 18-month spell at the Serie A giants, but the Dutchman has not forgotten about his former team just yet.
Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti says he is focused on winning Sunday's Milan derby and not the fact it could be his last.The 39-year-old is coming towards the end of his illustrious career, but said he is not fixated on the very real possibility this will be one of his last games against great rivals AC Milan.
|09-10||Stramaccioni delighted with derby victory|
|08-10||Samuel hints at narrow escape|
|08-10||Allegri fumes at officials after derby defeat|
|07-10||Zaccheroni: Technical area key in Milan derby|
|07-10||Bojan ready to live derby dream|
|07-10||Stramaccioni talks down Mourinho comparison|
|07-10||Evani tips big things for El Shaarawy|
|07-10||Milito: Jeers will help Cassano|
|06-10||Allegri: Inter favourites for derby|
|06-10||Abbiati: We are all behind Allegri|
|06-10||Moratti: Coutinho could make the difference|
|06-10||Ambrosini keen for derby win|
|06-10||De Jong: Inexperience the problem at Milan|
|05-10||Antonini: Derby win crucial|
|05-10||Coutinho bracing for derby test|
|05-10||Van Bommel wishes Milan well|
|03-10||Zanetti putting team first|