BEIJING – "This is the first time we've played a derby so far away, but thanks to the affection of our Chinese fans we feel like we are playing at home. There's only one thing in our hearts and in our minds and that is to win the game," said Ernesto Paolillo speaking to journalists at Inter Store Solana.
When the Inter chief executive was asked about the differences between Gasperini's Inter and Mourinho's, he replied: "Every manager moulds a team to suit his ideas; we like this Inter just as much as we liked Mourinho's."
Inevitably there was a question about Wesley Sneijder's future: "Is he staying or leaving? For training , yes [smiling; Ed]. But, joking apart, Sneijder is here and he is an integral part of our team. Not everything you read in the papers is true and as far as he is concerned, Sneijder 's intention is to stay here at Inter."