MILAN – Erick Thohir was interviewed by Sky Sport Italia after enjoying his first taste of derby success.
The president said: “I want to thank all the players for this wonderful game, and I want to thank all the fans. The 80,000 were incredible, amazing. I’m sure we’ll all have a happy Christmas now. It was magnificent night tonight. AC Milan played well, we respect them but it was a great win.
“I met Barbara Berlusconi before the game and we had a very nice chat. Italian football needs to grow and develop and we share the same ideas in that respect.
“I think Palacio scored one of the best goals of the season, it was a fantastic backheel.
“Zanetti, Cambiasso and Nagatomo are all leaders.
“I would never have dreamed of winning two derbies back to back. It’s always nice to win but of course the real heroes are the coach, the players and the supporters.
“What does the team need to become stronger? I’ve spoken to coach Mazzarri and I trust the players we have but of course there are a few positions we need to upgrade. We won’t upgrade just for the sake of it though: 60% of January transfers fail so we need to be careful.
“When will I be back in Milan? In January.”
Inter 1 – 0 AC Milan
Sunday 22 December 2013
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Assistants: DI FIORE – BIANCHI
Fourth Official: NICOLETTI