Former Inter striker and Bologna forward Rodrigo Palacio discussed this afternoon’s league clash between the two clubs and coach Sinisa Mihajlovic in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

First, he told a story about Mihajlovic.

“When he came to Verona, it was a surprise but he kept a promise. I had chills. Even that day he taught that will and trust can do so much, almost everything.”

The 38-year-old Argentinian forward discussed how the Bologna coach has reinvested the False-9 role.

“I’m not a centre forward, you know. The first time I tried it, at Inter, it was after Milito was injured. It’s funny, in Sinisa’s game it’s inserted in a dynamic, exchange structure, whereas the classic 9 isn’t always there. Despite this, however, the offensive production is remarkable.”

Palacio touched on the Rossoblu’s 1-0 win over Inter in February 2019.

“Incredible win, Sinisa had just arrived, it was almost unreal. Let’s hope it’s repeatable. Yes, unfortunately I didn’t experience Inter’s best period, I deserved to play in a stronger Inter. I was also the goalkeeper, against Verona, there I was unbeaten.”

Finally, Palacio spoke about his famous braid.

“I started in 2001. It’s over 18. My daughter sometimes says to me, “Dad, still with the braid?” As long as I play, it stays. And when they greet me in town saying “Hi, Trenza”, I love it.”

The 38-year-old Argentine forward spent five years of his career with Inter, from 2012 to 2017. During that period, he made 169 appearances across all competitions, for a total of 11,524 minutes. In that time, he scored 58 goals and provided 31 assists, failing to win a single trophy with the Milanese club.

He joined Bologna in the summer of 2017 on a free transfer and is contracted to the Rossoblu until the end of next season.