Legendary Inter attacker Ivan Zamorano has revealed that there was a feeling between him and Inter immediately when he joined the club some 24 years ago.
“I still have what I felt at that moment because I have said it many times, Inter is very similar to my football history. They have a history, of suffering, determination and passion,” the former Chilean national team player explained in an interview with Inter’s podcast ‘Kick Off‘.
He went on to add: “That is why I had a feeling from the first moment with Inter. For this reason I respect Inter as a club club and the Inter fans, who are fans who have to suffer a lot before Inter wins a Scudetto or a cup.
“The faith of all these people who are always with the team, whether they win or lose, is wonderful. Every time I come to Milan the memory that people have of me is intact. I always have good memories of the Inter fans.”
Zamorano joined Inter in the Summer of 1996 from Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid and spent the next four years representing the Nerazzurri before a move to Club America in Mexico.
Zamorano, who famously wore the 1+8 jersey for part of his time with the club, made 150 appearances across all competitions, during which he made scored 41 goals, provided four assists and won a single trophy, the 1997/98 UEFA Cup.
During his 20 year playing career, the now 53-year-old, also represented the likes of St. Gallen, Sevilla and Colo Colo. He also represented the Chilean national team on 69 separate occasions between the years of 1987 and 2001 and scored 35 goals for La Roja.