MILAN – Ahead of Sunday’s derby, here are some of the pre-match comments from the players. 
Fernando Torres in Friday’s edition of the Gazzetta dello Sport has spoken about Inter coach Roberto Mancini and his coach Filippo Inzaghi: "I know, with Liverpool I’ve already punished Mancini, but I would like to clear up that I have nothing against him. I hope that at the end of the match we will shake hands, even if I might have scored again against him and Milan have won…he’s an excellent coach and he has done an excellent job. Inzaghi? He gives us lots of advice. For now he is focusing a lot on the group. With myself, he advises on my positioning and he urges me to not worry, saying you’ve always scored goals and you will do so here." 
Jeremy Menez in Tuttosport: "I like Kovacic from Inter: he’s strong, he likes to play the ball. At such a young age, he has a bright future ahead if he continues to play with this personality. Physically we’re fine and the morale is high after the performance in Genoa. I believe that if we repeat the match at the Marassi against Sampdoria, we have a good chance of winning it. We’ve re-found the Milan from the start of the season." 
In the Corriere della Sera, Giacomo Bonaventura has said the following: "I don’t like all this pessimism over the Milan derby. I for instance am 25 years-old, I’ve been called up to the national side and play for Milan: I have no reason to be negative. Moreover, I don’t believe it’s the right mentality to get back winning. Worried about Mancini? Not particularly, perhaps he will change something tactically, but on the pitch, after a few minutes, you study the opponent. They will have more enthusiasm, they will want to show what they can do. But even with Mazzarri, it would have been hard.” 
Torres once again, this time in the Repubblica: "I’ve never seen two [players] that cannot play together and this also applies to myself and Menez. The problem with the team is that in some matches we’ve created few chances. But in others, we create 5 or 6 and this is a good sign. The atmosphere in England is unique, but 7 years are enough. Serie A, just like La Liga, isn’t technically far behind the Premier League." 
Il Giornale have also published other comments from Jeremy Menez: "I’ve never scored against Inter in an official match. The important thing is to win, even if scoring would be even nicer. I hope to start on Sunday, it would be the right day. The dedication would be to my new born son Menzo." 
On Thursday meanwhile, Christian Abbiati spoke exclusively to the Milan Channel. Click here to read that interview. Diego Lopez also had his say on Thursday, click here to read an extract of his interview with the Corriere dello Sport.