Milito SALME

90 minutes against Udinese as he looks to rediscover his form and help Inter, which is what he wants more than anything else. Diego Milito spoke about just that in an exclusive interview with Sky Italia after this morning’s training session.

Also at Appiano Gentile today was honorary president Massimo Moratti, about whom Milito had this to say: “We’re happy when he’s able to come and visit us, as he often does. He’s always been very close to the team. He said hello to everyone. We didn’t have a lot of time to chat but, as I said, it’s always a pleasure to have him with us.”

Milito was then asked if it’s a worry for the team that president Erick Thohir is not always so close: “No, it’s not a worry for us even if he’s not always here. We can sense his support and we’re just getting on with our jobs every day. Now we’ve got the game on Monday which is very important for us.”

On his fitness: “How do I feel? Tired [he smiles] but good. I’m pleased to be back, I really missed playing. It was a tough game against Udinese. I didn’t really expect to play all 90 minutes but that’s the way the game went and it was important to get all those minutes under my belt. How will I be used from here on in? That’s a question you have to put to the coach. I feel good and ready but I think logically you’d expect to be eased back in gradually. I’m ready to do my bit for the team when needed.”

An idol for the fans, Milito was asked if he feels he owes the fans something after his long spell on the sidelines. He replied: “I’ve always said I’m indebted to them because they’ve always been magnificent to me and have stuck by me in the difficult times. I really want to help the team. The fans deserve some joy, they’re always behind us and they will be again on Monday: we hope to give them a win.”