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2010 09 04 Retrieve
[Massimo Moratti saluted Giacinto Facchetti] Thank you again for having honoured Inter, and with her, all of us. Over the past four years we have often read or heard these words repeated, which best recount the story of a life that united and will always unite Facchetti to Inter and the history of football. Unforgettable and unforgotten. Always with us. Thank you Giacinto
2010 12 22 Retrieve
[It is believed that Benitez is negotiating a severance with Inter before his exit is announced] We are trying to understand what’s going on. This situation is a bit of a mess. Everything that happened was a bit unexpected, we are considering every point of view. I haven’t had a way of talking any other coach. I haven’t met Leonardo
2013 12 30 Retrieve
[Massimo Moratti on Javier Zanetti] When we signed him from Banfield I assumed he came from Argentina. But I’ve since discovered he comes from the planet Krypton!
2013 12 31 Retrieve
[Massimo Moratti insists that he won’t hang around San Siro like … eh … Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, after deciding to sell Inter to Erick Thohir] I do not want to push myself in or impose my presence on the club’s new owners. It would be like selling your house and then continually visiting to sit in the lounge
2013 12 31b Retrieve
[Former Inter president Massimo Moratti discloses the secret of Javier Zanetti’s remarkable longevity] I discovered that he comes from the planet Krypton and that he will still play for another four or five years!
2016 02 13 Retrieve
[on Jose Mourinho] I liked a lot the character of Mourinho. And of course the results. From the beginning, I considered Mourinho special
2016 02 14 Retrieve
[on Jose Mourinho] It’s difficult to find a defect in Mourinho. Perhaps he is a little introverted, but he is marvellous
2017 12 09 Retrieve
[Moratti says Man Utd boss was never convinced by Madrid move] That Champions League final was the end of a journey and as Interisti we appreciated the difficulties of getting there more than the final result. After all, we couldn’t even celebrate it to the full, because after Mourinho left so soon afterwards.
A year beforehand, Mourinho had told me that there was interest from Real Madrid. Then it was repeated. You cannot keep people prisoner, but it certainly wasn’t nice to see [Real Madrid president Florentino] Perez waiting in the car for Mou outside the Champions League Final at the Bernabeu.
Mourinho himself regretted it even before he had made the move: a few hours later, in my office in Milan, he told me that he realised he was going to a business and not a family. Mourinho said that if he could, he would’ve remained at Inter.
I told him to make his choices in absolute freedom. His tears upon leaving were real and I am pleased that still to this day he says he supports Inter.
2019 10 22 Retrieve
[Asked about the potential deal of Ibrahimovic back to Inter] Maybe I’d have done something so crazy. Having said that, there’s a balance that needs maintaining and the players already there have to be respected. In these cases, all these situations have to be considered
Conte’s way of being and working hasn’t surprised me. It was already known that he’s full-on and serious as a coach. He’s only thinking about Inter and he’s working very well. I think Inter will take their fight down to the wire this season. Of course, Juventus have shown that they have a better chance, plus they’ve won the last eight Scudetto so they have a different kind of spirit. However, Inter are also showing that they have both the quality and character needed to fight for the title.
2020 04 06 Retrieve
[ex-Inter chief Moratti says club ‘will explore deal’ for Messi] I don’t think it’s a forbidden dream at all. Maybe it wasn’t even before this misfortune [the coronavirus lockdown]. Messi is at the end of his contract and it would certainly be attempted to bring him home. I don’t know if this situation will change anything, but I think we will see strange things at the end of the year. He is a very good lad, he cares about his career, but as I said before, we have to see if it’s part of an operation for bigger players like Messi
2020 05 06 Retrieve
[Former Inter chairman Massimo Moratti has said that if Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez leaves the club his preference to replace the striker would be either Lionel Messi or Juventus frontman Paulo Dybala] If Messi arrives, great. If it’s impossible to sign Leo, then I’d prefer Dybala takes Toro’s (Lautaro) place
[Juve president Andrea Agnelli, who ‘liked’ a series of tweets from fans who had reacted to PSG being handed a title despite there still being matches left to play] There’s a slight difference. Back then it was cheating – this is a virus that has paralysed the whole world. It’s better to prepare for next season. The Scudetto is not a priority at the moment
[On Juve’s hopes of securing a treble being dashed if the season is called off] They will have other opportunities. No record lasts forever. I wouldn’t be bothered by it – winning the Triplete wouldn’t take anything away from us.
2020 05 19 Retrieve
[Former Inter president Massimo Moratti said Lionel Messi will not leave Barcelona] Messi is everyone’s dream, but he won’t move from Barcelona. He’s still the best player there is.
[Also linked to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League powerhouse Manchester City, Martinez had scored 16 goals in 31 games across all competitions] It will all depend on him, I read that Barcelona are making exorbitant offers for him which will be difficult to say no to
[Conte’s Inter are reportedly favourites to sign Brescia and Italy sensation Sandro Tonali] Sandro Tonali is good but Inter already have Stefano Sensi
[Moratti was also asked about Inter possibly targeting Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland] What he does makes you want to sign him but Inter already have Romelu Lukaku
2020 05 24 Retrieve
[Former Inter president Massimo Moratti reveals Inter tried to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona in 2008] He’s everyone’s dream but he will not leave Barcelona. He’s still the greatest player of all
2020 06 01 Retrieve
[Barcelona’s Untouchables: Why Messi, Ter Stegen, De Jong & Ansu Fati won’t be sold] I don’t think it’s a forbidden dream at all. Maybe it wasn’t even before [the coronavirus outbreak]. Messi is at the end of his contract and it would certainly be attempted to bring him home. I don’t know if this situation will change anything, but I think we will see strange things at the end of the season
2020 06 02 Retrieve
[Former Inter president Massimo Moratti said ‘you cannot hold someone who has the idea of being somewhere else’ as Lautaro Martinez continues to be linked with Barcelona] You can’t hold someone who has the idea of being somewhere else. That would put him in a position to remain involuntarily or, in any case with a different impulse, in the same place
Right now here maybe we have to see how [Christian] Eriksen is doing, but otherwise he is a great midfielder. Then you will need someone on the wings, certainly
2020 06 03 Retrieve
[Former Inter president Massimo Moratti hinted Lautaro may want to depart the San Siro and the club will battle to keep him in Italy if he is keen to leave] You can’t hold someone who has the idea of being somewhere else. That would put him in a position to remain involuntarily or, in any case with a different impulse, in the same place.