In an interview with Italian radio station Radio Sportiva, which was broadcast earlier on today, former Inter goalkeeper Walter Zenga has shared his thoughts ahead of this weekend’s Derby della Madonnina.
Zenga, who spent 16 years of his playing career on Inter’s books, firstly spoke on how the modern day Milan derby has changed since the days he played in them.
“The derby defies logic. They have changed a bit compared to before, there were more players born and raised in those teams,” he started.
He proceeded to speak on Inter’s January transfer window recruit Christian Eriksen who is due to have his first derby experience on Sunday night.
“Eriksen plays in the position that Sensi occupied, I’m sorry that he takes the place from an Italian who was growing but there are many games still to be played.”
Zenga concluded the interview by speaking on Samir Handanovic, who looks set to miss out on the match due to a hairline fracture to one of the fingers in his left hand.
“It depends on the extent of the problem, I played with a dislocation once, but the little finger is important for a save on the ground for example.”
The 59-year-old made no less than 473 appearances across all competitions during his time with Inter, during which he kept 194 clean sheets. He won a single Serie A title, one Italian Super Cup and two UEFA Cup