A game in which Inter could/should have hit double digits, really.
Brehme with 3 assists, amazing. I don't think I saw an Inter fullback making 3 assists in 1 game before tbh.
I remember reading that Lippi got rid of Pagliuca due to Gianluca's heavy protesting in 97-98 in the infamous Ronaldo-Iuliano game. Not sure if I read that on XT or somewhere else.Getting his buddy from Juve to replace Pagliuca wasn't an upgrade though. That chubby **** is probably our worst keeper in the last 40 years.
It was just bad management and bad scouting.Could not find extended highlights for the second leg (finished 1-1)
Baggio's goal, quite scrappy.. assist by Seedorf
Considering what Seedorf went on to achieve at Milan afterwards, surely him, Pirlo and Roberto Carlos are the biggest Inter regrets ever. Up there with rejecting Franco Baresi and Giuseppe Signori. I believe we also had the chance to get Kaka before he went to Milan but didn't..
Matthaus celebrates Ballon d'Or with a nice goal in a win against juve.
Berti involved in both goals.
Baresi was a huge miss but I think he was rejected before he really showed what a talent he was.
Seedorf was already a huge name and couldn't be condemned based on the sort of dysfunction around him.
Pirlo was bought exactly because he was recognised by everyone as a massive talent. He was touted as the next Baggio. We never really gave him a chance. We didn't make the most basic efforts to incorporate him into the side. So he was loaned out constantly. By the time his loan to Reggina was up (where he was a hero of the season...along with Baronio) and the goal for us in the friendly against Real, we should have seen more than enough. The sale was ridiculous and if anyone suggests there was a kickback for it, you couldn't blame them...it was that stupid. Let's not even talk about the fact we didn't need to offload anyone or the fact we exchanged him for basically nothing.
No need for hindsight for Pirlo or Baresi. Btw, I might have been the biggest Pirlo fanboy before he blew up at Milan. I'm still really sore about it, lol.
Mazzone definitely deserves credit for it. He looked like he was an "in the hole" player before that and we discussed him as such. But I don't think the leap was as big as some may think. In terms of how he would actually function and contribute at Reggina and Brescia, his utility as an outlet in front of defence was already on show...necessitated by the overall calibre of those sides. Pirlo's frame (huge topic, and most likely what made Inter dismiss him as they did to Franco Baresi before) also made it such that it made more sense to play him behind a shield of sorts...in this case, the midfielders. So I think his game and physical attributes made the decision for Mazzone more than anything else.It's obviously true that a genius like Pirlo should've been recognised, but I do sometimes think that deploying him deep was one of the brilliant strokes in the history of football tactics, one of those pioneer moves that seem obvious and inevitable only in hindsight. Mazzone was supposedly the first to do it, although I guess Ancelotti perhaps should be creditted for helping Pirlo really excel in the position. I actually don't remember how it transpired, only that I definitely considered him a #10 for Inter and the Azzurrini...
Well the fans had good previous memories from winning UEFA cup in 91 and 94, so to qualify to it in the last minute of the last match day after coming back from behind..LOL this was what UEFA cup qualification (and finishing 7th) meant to fans in 1995.
A shockingly awful season (UEFA Cup exit to Aston Villa on pens, which I remember watching live )
Orlandini with a lucky goal. This was Ruben Sosa's last game for Inter I remember being really sad and shocked when he was sold that summer