After the announcement of Antonio Conte as the new head coach of Inter, the Curva Nord expressed their opinion on the matter through their social media profile, here is how it read:
“WE ARE NOT JUVENTUS”
“After the announcement of the arrival of the new coach, we point out in a firm and decisive way that the Curva Nord certainly cannot forget his Juventus and judicial past.
It is needless to hide the fact that the choice of a person with Stellini’s past in the technical staff worries us a lot but, although we are aware of the technical contributions that the undeniable professional qualities of Conte can provide to the future path of Inter, our concern is regarding the moral aspect that we would like to have shown in the future.
WE ARE NOT JUVE, FOR US, WINNING IS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS.
Being Inter means to win against the adversary, to accept defeat, and not look for alibis.
Our message and wish is for Mr. Conte and Marotta to rely on Lele Oriali and Zanetti and assimilate the spirit of the brotherhood that is at the center of being Inter and that should have nothing to do with the sporting results.
You can win and you can lose but your dignity must never fail; bury the black-and-white hysteria and frustrations in Turin. We are Inter and we always walk with our heads held high.
We do not have nor do we want any skeletons in the closet, we do not boast titles that have been taken from us due to our illegal behavior, we respect the sentences and we do not use our “memory” to gather support with hypocrisy.
We are the ones who had the elegance to applaud AC Milan’s entry onto the field after winning the Serie A, we are the ones who have not abandoned our players, victims of serious illnesses even after they left the club, we are the ones who remember our heroes inspired by their values, not their successes.
Being Inter is to respect its history, sporting tradition, its people, and above all the city that it always represents with honor.
We wish you the best Mr Conte, with the hope of showing us that you are up to the challenge at Inter because:
WE ARE NOT JUVENTUS”