Bologna head coach Thiago Motta still very much feels a connection to Inter based on his memories of playing for the club.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Serie A meeting with his old team, as reported by FCInterNews, the Rossoblu coach also argued that the Nerazzurri are still very much in the fight for the Scudetto.

Motta is now in his third coaching job in Serie A, having taken over as coach of Bologna earlier this season after also coaching the likes of Genoa and Spezia in Serie A already.

The 40-year-old will be hoping that he can keep the Emilians in Serie A as he did with Spezia last season, although he will surely be facing one of his tougher tests in tomorrow’s trip to the San Siro.

Whilst Motta will be fully committed to his current team, he makes no secret of the fact that there’s still a feeling of connection to the Nerazzurri.

“It represents a positive experience and great memories for me,” he said, “but I want us to play our game, we have to be focused and determined.”

“We have to be focused on what we have to do,” the coach stressed.

Of the Nerazzurri’s chances in the Scudetto race, Motta said that “It would be easy to say they’re already out of it, but I think it’s still too early.”

And of the difference to how Inter play when Hakan Calhanoglu is the regista compared to Marcelo Brozovic, the Turk said that “They’re both great players who have a good sense for the role, perhaps with Brozo he’s a little better, but it doesn’t change all that much.”