MILAN – Brilliant bits of play, technique, creativity and more than anything unforgettable goals. Evaristo Beccalossi and “Spillo” Altobelli never lacked harmony, both on and off the pitch.
The stars of today’s Inter Calling episode opened up on plenty of stories about the team who lifted the Nerazzurri’s twelfth Scudetto in 1980: “From the first game to the last we were by ourselves in first place, it was a wonderful season and we had an exceptional group,” began Evaristo Beccalossi. “When Hansi Müller arrived, him and I had to play in support of Spillo. Off the pitch we were always together, with Oriali too.”
A united group and a coach, Bersellini, who knew how to manage it, just as Altobelli revealed: “We had an extraordinary coach and we spent a lot of time together in Appiano. We were a group, we were always in our rooms chatting, we were so close, everyone fought for each other and we got some great results. The secret was Bersellini’s training, we spent hours out on the training pitch but on Sundays we did everything twice as fast. To win you need harmony in the team, you need a united group and that’s exactly what we were. We used to go and train for three days at a time, and if we were in the cup competitions the days would be even longer, so we used to talk about so many things, including games and opponents, and we really needed that. We knew each other so well and we already knew in advance what our teammates were going to do.”
In terms of harmony on the pitch, Beccalossi said: “Spillo already knew me from our days at Brescia, I already knew how to feed him the ball based on how he moved and he already knew when to start his run based on how I moved, there was a lot of harmony on the pitch. I remember some of our extraordinary play against Roma, it was a 3-0 win where I scored one and Spillo scored two.”
Check out the excerpt from today’s episode on Inter TV: