After suffering another defeat in a European final, Inter Milan president Steven Zhang was inconsolable as he was barely able to hold back the tears.
The Nerazzurri performed admirably in the Champions League final against Man City, but the Premier League champions were more clinical in front of goal.
While the Italians wasted several clear-cut chances, Rodri’s goal in the 68th minute was enough to secure the Cityzens’ first CL trophy and deny Inter their fourth title in the competition and first since 2010.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, the Inter Milan chairman was “literally destroyed, disappointed, almost inconsolable”, just like his players.
The 31-year-old has been in charge of the club since 2016, but is yet to taste continental glory despite coming extremely close on two occasions.
As the source recalls, Inter Milan lost their first European final under the ownership of Suning and the Zhang family in 2020 when they came up short in the final against Sevilla. The Andalusians emerged victorious in a 3-2 result much to the dismay of Antonio Conte and his men.
So while the young chairman was hoping for a brighter conclusion this time, the end result was even more devastating, as the Beneamata missed out on lifting the most prestigious trophy in club football.
Nevertheless, Zhang remains proud of his Inter Milan side who fought valiantly against what could arguably be the most terrifying club in football today. The Nerazzurri didn’t deserve to lose by most accounts.