Milan derby is special: Mazzarri

Milan, Dec 22: Inter Milan head coach Mazzarri said that he looks forward to the Milan derby which has a special meaning.

The Serie A match between Inter Milan and AC Milan will kick off Sunday evening. This is the first Milan derby for Mazzarri as Inter head coach, reports Xinhua.

“Of course the Milan Derby has a special fascination to it and as a coach I try not to think about it until I step on to the field. At that moment I will realise what the Milan derby really is,” he said, who is getting his team prepared for the match.

“I must focus on helping the team play against Milan so the players can be ready to approach this game. I am more concerned with seeing my players adopt my style of football, one that is pleasing to watch, attacking and moving ball to feet.”

For Mazzari, the Milan derby means more than three points.

“Rationally, the derby is worth three points but we are close to the fans and realise the difference. Certain games can also help with self-confidence or affect you psychologically. It means more to the supporters,” he said.

“A victory would be a huge confidence boost for the rest of the season, that is certain. If it goes wrong, I’ll have to work to turn over a new leaf and focus on the next games.”

IANS