Julio Ricardo Cruz, Inter’s super sub, spoke to BBC ahead of the game between Mihajlovic and Mancini who are his friends:
Tell us about both of them.
“It happened several times to meet Mihajlovic as an opponent when I was at Bologna and he was at Lazio, and we once quarreled in the field. Then, when we found ourselves at Inter, we have become friends. Both as a player and a vice to Mancini, Sinisa was one who always helped me and he is having a good career, you see that the players love him, he has a little bad face but he is a sweet person and selfless.”
And on Mancini? They say that during your time he was calmer.
“One thing in my opinion has not changed, the idea of giving awareness to players on the strength they have. He did it then, and he does so even now, if you believe in yourself and in what you do, well, you will 99% win, this, in addition to his tactical ability are his great strength.”
How will it end today?
“I think Inter will win, there will be no surprises. I know Mancini is working continuously on the head of the players, Inter wants to come back to be feared.”