MILAN - It was a special evening at the Mall in Milan, where ECLIPSE - Inter a Kind of Magic was held: Nerazzurri partners joined the Club's employees and players for the now-traditional Christmas dinner.
Inter President Steven Zhang opened tonight's proceedings with the following words: "Christmas is an important time to be together and to be grateful for what we have. Inter is a Club that has changed a lot in the last few years thanks to the work of our colleagues and our employees, all of whom are working to achieve the same objective.
"We are breaking many records. We've recorded the highest revenue in the Club's history. At the same time, our digital platforms have seen their biggest ever growth. We have moved into our new HQ and are renovating the Suning Training Centre at Appiano Gentile. We are heading straight towards our objective. We're working to win, both on and off the pitch.
"We're currently top of the Serie A table, and this is significant. We are going forward with our work, and our effort will pay off step by step.
"But it might also mean nothing: we must learn from the past, we must maintain our concentration and continue our hard work. Courage, dedication and hard work are required.
"I've said it to the players: there will be difficultues, like there were last year and like there have been in this Club's 111-year history. There are obstacles, but we can overcome them together. We're not afraid. Today and tomorrow, and with courage, we can compete at the highest levels. Let's overcome the difficulties and aim for the objectives that we've set.
"We are Inter and want to conquer the world, together. We only live once. Forza Inter! And Merry Christmas to you all!"