Mancini and Longo speak ahead of Milan Derby in China

Mancini and Longo speak ahead of Milan Derby in China
July 24, 2015 16:47
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Inter have just arrived in Shenzhen ahead of tomorrow’s Milan Derby at the Longgang Stadium. Inter coach Roberto Mancini and striker Samuele Longo have spoke to the media to preview the first Milan Derby of the new season.

Mancini open the press conference by discussing Inter’s attacking options:

“At the moment we only have two or three forwards plus the youngsters so we’re working on bringing in a couple of new faces. I don’t know what we’ll do this season but we want to play decent football, that’s for sure.”

Tomorrow’s Derby will see you face your friend Sinisa Mihajlovic, your thoughts?

“Sinisa is one of my best friends away from the game. We played together, then he was a player under me before working as my assistant. I’m happy for him and I’m happy that I get to meet him in this first derby of the season.”

Is this game a taster for possible top of the table derbies next season?

“I’m sure both Milan clubs will get back to challenging for the top honours.”

Longo and the importance of this match despite it being a pre season friendly:

“Longo is here because he’s going to start the game. We believe in him and we hope he can stay with us.”

“This is a very important derby. It’s hugely important for our fans here, and for us it’s important to keep getting minutes under our belts.”

Samuele Longo then spoke about his joy at being on the Inter tour and his determination to seize his chance to impress the coach:

“It’s a great opportunity for me. I’m relaxed about everything and giving my all in training. I’m just enjoying the whole experience because I consider myself lucky to be here.”

“Every player wants to be in the starting line up. If I get the chance I’ll do my best to grab it with both hands.”

Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 20:00 local time (14:00 CEST).




By Editorial Staff