Legendary former Inter defender Ivan Cordoba believes that the Nerazzurri’s victory in the 2005 Coppa Italia final was the starting point that allowed them to reach further heights.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, the Colombian looked back on the significance of that season’s victory and compared it to the current team’s situation.
Inter triumphed 3-0 over Roma on aggregate in a two-legged tie to lift the Coppa Italia in 2005, an important piece of silverware because it came at a time when the team had not managed to win a trophy in some time.
This kicked off a run which saw the Nerazzurri win several Scudetti, culminating in their historic European Treble during the 2009-10 season.
Now, the Nerazzurri are back in the Coppa Italia final against Juventus on Wednesday, and they have a chance to set down an important marker in the same way that Cordoba and his teammates did during the 2004-05 season.
“That 2004-05 Coppa Italia is a wonderful memory because it was the beginning of a winning cycle that saw us win fifteen trophies,” he said, “obviously culminating in the the magnificent year of 2010, of the Treble and then the subsequent victory in the Club World Cup.”