Milito: ‘Having great players doesn’t mean you have a great team’


Former Inter striker Diego Milito believes the team is more important than the individual if they want to achieve success. The Argentine was part of the famous Nerazzurri side that won the treble under Jose Mourinho and played a key role in each competition, scoring vital goals in the league, Coppa Italia and Champions League. Speaking to the Serie A YouTube channel. Milito recounted his time in Milan and previewed this weekends Derby D’Italia:

I arrived at Inter at the right time, we were lucky enough to create something that is still remembered today and it will be for many years: it is not easy to complete the ‘Triplete’.

I always say that the league represents the work of a whole year, it is not easy to win it: it is a struggle to the end, so you cry tears of joy at the finish. It was the second title, it arrived before the Champions League final: it motivated us a lot and gave us the conviction to win the final against Bayern Munich, it was a very euphoric moment.

I remember the defeat against Catania and the game in Florence, when Roma overtook us: there are parallels with the negative period that Inzaghi experienced, the important thing is to remain focused, united, keep in mind the goal.

Inter are one of the most attacking teams in the league, but others are doing well, like Napoli: it will be a tough fight to the end, even if Inter have dropped some points, they will be able to recover.

Juve-Inter 1-3? I remember that game perfectly: we went behind with a clearly offside goal, but we played a splendid game because we never felt inferior to Juve. It was a great emotion, we were the first to win in that stadium: the Italian derby is always very tensely fought game.

I am convinced that having great players does not mean having a great team: great players must play in harmony and work together to create a team. Juve has great players, but they have not yet found harmony to compete on multiple fronts.

I think Inter will play better, Juve are facing a complicated moment but remain an excellent team, with great players and playing at home: it will be a hard fought game, as it always is. But I think Inter can go and win in Turin.”


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