Inter won 2-0 in the first leg and 1-0 in the second leg to beat Milan with a final score of 3-0, thereby becoming the first team to reach the Champions League final this season. Needless to say, the Inter people are extremely excited, especially coach Inzaghi.
“We need the next few days to realize what just happened,” said Inzaghi. “At first it was like a dream but we always believed and had a great journey to win the semi-finals, especially the derby. It was really satisfying.”
Last season, Inter witnessed the neighbor Milan win Serie A. But in this 2023, in 4 confrontations in the derby, Inter won all, especially not conceding any goals in both Serie A, Italian Super Cup and Italian Super Cup. Champions League.
“The players played with determination, focus, it was amazing,” Inzaghi emphasized. “We’ve played four derbies since January and won all four. We know Milan are defending champions Italy and have a strong squad. But our players have performed brilliantly and deserved this win.”
Just a month ago, Inzaghi faced a wave of fierce criticism, even demanding dismissal because of some bad results. Now. Inzaghi is very happy to prove his ability.
“I know who’s around and who’s not at the big time,” Inzaghi said. “I know very well what happened the last few months but I am really lucky to have a great team of assistants, a team that has been loyal to me for the past 20 months. Now we are going to two finals. and the rest of the matches in Serie A.”
“I’m extremely proud of Inter. 19 months ago, people just asked me to take Inter to the round of 16 of the Champions League – something the team hasn’t been able to do since 2011. I think last season we had one. great Champions League campaign and this season is even better. Nobody gave us anything for free. We had to face strong opponents and claim our ticket to the final.”
Inter vice president Javier Zanetti had an interesting share when asked if he wanted to meet Real Madrid or Man City in the final. “I hope to avoid Real, this tournament is like it is for them,” joked Zanetti. “But the most important thing is that we’re here, the final. It’s been a tough journey, it’s not easy having to play a derby in a semi-final. I’ve had that experience and lost five years. 2003”.