Statements by president Thohir ahead of the derby

MILAN – Erick Thohir gave a few brief statements to the reporters waiting in the car park at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza ahead of tonight’s match between Inter and AC Milan.

This is what the Nerazzurri president had to say:

"As I’ve said before, it’s going to be an interesting game. It’s a derby and of course we want to win it but we can’t underestimate AC Milan. We’ve been a bit unlucky in the last few games and I hope the coach and the players provide a strong response tonight. We’ll see. Our aim is to improve on last season’s position in the league but to qualify for the Champions League we’ll need to find stability and I’ve only been here a month. But, as I said, I trust Mazzarri and the players."