The Chile and Internazionale great Ivan Zamorano remembers the goals he scored against AC Milan in the Milan derby
The former Inter Milan and Chile striker, Ivan Zamorano says: “I carry in my heart all the goals I scored with the Inter shirt, but those in the Milan derby are special”
Zamorano speaks of the importance of the Milan derby
Internazionale has had many top strikers throughout the years but the Chilean striker Ivan Zamorano is still a favorite amongst Nerazzurri fans because of his style of playing as well as his passion for the club. The Chilean has now opened up about his experiences at the Milan derby, saying:
“I carry in my heart all the goals I scored in the Inter shirt, but those in the derby are special. My first goal was a header, a goal showing my quality, my attitude, the elevation and the header, it was as beautiful as the atmosphere on the day.”
Zamorano fondly remembers his second goal in the Milan derby and the bet he made with Alvaro “Chino” Recoba before the match as to which of them would score.
“Chino Recoba and I had made a bet before the match, if he scored I would take him on my shoulder but if I scored it would be me on his shoulders…and in the end I scored! I remember Di Biagio’s ball for Recoba who was practically alone in the area and saw me coming the other way shouting “Chino, Chino!!!”, it was a beautiful goal and a great victory in a difficult match.” He said of the bet.
Zamorano went on to talk about his love for the Milan derby and derbies in general, saying: “I am a derby player, every time I played an important clásico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Sevilla vs Betis, I had a lot of confidence and I am happy to have scored these goals that have remained in the hearts of Inter fans.
“The derby doesn’t need motivation, my game was gritty, I just wanted to get on the pitch and ‘eat’ the game. I slept little at night, I thought and thought again what I could do on the pitch, my heart, my head was on the game. Now I live it with the same intensity, the difference is that when I was on the pitch I could decide the match, now as a fan I can only cheer, shout ‘Forza Inter!’ but with the same passion!”