Former Inter striker Diego Milito reveals Lautaro Martinez is happy at Inter and ‘is not thinking about anything else.’ The Nerazzurri legend spoke with La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of the Milan Derby tonight in the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
Assessing the game, Milito offered his thoughts on the match and why the Derby is such an important match for both sides of the city.
I have no doubts, the derby always leaves something inside, positive or negative. We saw what happened with Inter after their defeat in February. It will happen the same this time.
Inter have gotten over their difficult time and the vctory against Juventus was a turning point, the following games have proved it.
European games always bring psychological stress. Inter played on a par with Liverpool and suffered a sort of setback after the elimination.
Do you know what a leader must do? Transmit serenity. The team already feels the weight of responsibility in these moments. Everyone knows the targets, there is no need to repeat. You must offload the head and Mourinho was always calm with us. The opposite of what he looked like on the outside.
Inter have a slight edge. They won last season, so everyone knows how to approach decisive games. In general, I think they have more arrows than the Rossoneri.
Inter’s team’s strength is the playing style and Marcelo Brozovic has been decisive this season. His absence was felt when he was not on the pitch.
Lautaro? It’s a very important moment for him, so he must remain calm. I haven’t changed my mind about him, he is an extraordinary footballer. Does Simeone want him? Not just him, many are interested, but every time I talk to him, he says that he is happy in Milan and is not thinking about anything else.”