Cordoba: “Right level of tension going into the game”

MILAN – Inter team manager Ivan Cordoba spoke to Sky Italia in the build-up to tonight’s derby.

He said: "No one is hiding behind the mistakes. The coach has done a lot of work with the team to try and make sure they don’t happen again. We’re not afraid, I think there’s the right level of tension in the camp and that’s good because it means this game means a lot to us. You wouldn’t want to see anyone too relaxed… There’s always a lot of tension for games like this. The fans will enjoy it but the team is very focused, they’re in the right frame of mind going into the match."

Cordoba was then asked about the meeting between president Thohir and Walter Mazzarri at La Pinetina: "There’s nothing to hide, the president was very clear and open. They had a chat, spoke about private matters, but his overall message to the team was a sense of calmness and support – he’s really behind what the coach is doing. There’s nothing to hide. We’ll try to put as many points on the board as possible between now and the end of the season."