In his final end of year column in La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Sacchi spoke of the similarities and differences between both sides. Despite his Rossoneri past, the vote of approval has been popped into Inter’s ballot box.
“The Nerazzurri have been managed admirably by Mourinho and they have shown a strong sense of motivation. This helps increase their technical levels on every front.
“The have a squad full of quality. Their play is not up to expectations, but it is improving. The coach also has faith from [Massimo] Moratti. Mourinho is an extraordinary manager of people.”
Sacchi was less assertive on Milan. He believes they are a work in progress, rather than a well oiled machine.
“I think their turning point came when Leonardo chose to count on the talents of individuals. They play a 4-2-4 like the Brazilians and this leads to a type of total football,” he added.
“I don’t think this can be a long term solution for the future, but it will suffice for the present. They play good offensive football based on players like Ronaldinho, Alexandre Pato and Clarence Seedorf, but sometimes they lack team cohesion and balance.”
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com
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