In an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, published yesterday in the print version of the paper, former Inter striker Christian Vieri has spoken on a number of Inter related topics and firstly reflected on his time with the club.
“I spent six crazy years at Inter. I gave everything for Inter and believed in the project. There was always an electric atmosphere at San Siro and I always felt the affection of the fans every time we went on to the field,” he began the interview which appeared in today’s print edition.
Vieri then spoke on former Inter striker Ronaldo, who was a teammate of his for three years at the Nerazzurri.
“He is the phenomenon. For me, he is the best striker in the world and even out of this world. We had three fantastic years together.”
Next Vieri went on to speak about former Inter and current Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini, who he worked with during his final season with Inter before moving to AC Milan.
“Do you know what I like about Mancio? I like that he enhances the qualities of the players. He sees young people and is not afraid to throw them in at the deep end but at the same time he doesn’t neglect old players.”
He then touched on some of the low points of his Inter career.
“There was that bad story that surfaced about stalking but I never did anything wrong. There was also that game on May 5th but that is part of football. You win some and you lose some. That defeat destroyed us as we had been in the lead since the beginning. It was an incentive to get better.”
The former Italian national team forward then insisted that health must come first during these unprecedented times.
“I understand the demand for football, which is losing millions of euros by being on hold but at this moment people are more important. Health comes first. When football can resume, it will do so.”
In conclusion he was asked whether or not Juventus will go on to win a ninth straight Serie A title if the season does indeed resume.
Will Juventus win again? They have won eight in a row and sooner or later they will lose. Up until now they have not been particularly convincing but are still leading the league and are in the Champions League knockout stages and in the semi finals of the Coppa Italia.”