MILAN - Massimo Moratti spoke with awaiting reporters upon leaving his offices in the centre of Milan.
inter.it offers the full version of the statements from the Nerazzurri president:
President Moratti, we hear a lot of talk about buying top players, then Philippe
Coutinho went and pulled out an amazing performance that raised a lot of
"Yes, it's true. I saw that as well. He scored a great goal and played very well, but we know that Coutinho is among these top players. Fortunately he's already ours... [smiling]."
Do you have any comments regarding Lucio's statements in which he said that
Juventus have 30 league titles, and that he'd celebrate if he were to score
"Come on now, that was part of an act. Those don't sound like serious statements to me... Now that he's with a new club it's clear that he's trying to make them happy – or has been told to make them happy – in this way."
The 'president' that Lucio referred to then was Agnelli and not Moratti?
"That was a joke from Chivu… But honestly, I haven't lost much sleep over this... [smiling]."
President Enrico Preziosi said that if he were to sell Mattia Destro he
would sell him to Roma. Do you feel as if you've been cut out of the Destro
"It's terrible. I'm truly broken up over all of this..."
And the Lucas situation?
"Let's see. But it seems to me that there's some pretty serious auctioning going on, so… Are Inter in the hunt? Yes, we are. But I'd prefer to see something done right or not at all."
Any news on players on their way out?
"No. No news. But let's see, there's still time."