Video: Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte says Italian racists would be locked up in England

Sport360 staff 21/09/2019
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Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte has criticised recent racism incidents in Italian football ahead of his side’s derby clash with AC.

Racist abuse was aimed at Romelu Lukakau during a recent match at Cagliari, and Conte has said this type of behaviour – Cagliari avoided punishment from Serie A as evidence was not deemed sufficient to punish – would not be tolerated in the Premier League.

“I had the luck and I think also the skill to work in England, and in England if somebody does that they end up in jail and they throw away the keys, they can’t set foot inside a stadium anymore,” said Conte.

“People here go to the stadium to insult the players, the opponents, the club, the colours. People should support their club, that would be nice. People supporting their team, it would be good for the children coming to the stadium.”









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As we prepare for Inter v AC Milan, a look back at history of the Derby della Madonnina

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AC Milan host city rivals Inter at the San Siro this weekend in the first Derby della Madonnina of the Serie A season.

Inter head into the clash with the bragging rights, having done the league double over their rivals last season and with the Nerazzurri currently sitting top of the table with three wins from three matches so far this campaign.

Here, the PA news agency looks at five of the most memorable Milan derbies.

Inter Milan 6 AC Milan 5 – November 6, 1949

Almost 70 years ago the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza witnessed a record-breaking goalfest. Earlier in 1949 the derby ended in a 4-4 draw and the rivals were at their entertaining best again in the winter.

Benito Lorenzi gave Inter a 5-4 lead late on but Carlo Annovazzi levelled things up. The drama was not over, however, as Amedeo Amadei completed his hat-trick to sneak the victory for the Nerazzurri.

AC Milan 2 Inter Milan 1 – October 28, 1984

In January 2016 AC Milan fans unfurled a large banner dedicated to English striker Mark Hateley before a derby they would go on to win 3-0. Their tribute was a reference to a clash just over 31 years previously, which memorably saw Hateley rise above Fulvio Collovati to head a winning goal past Walter Zenga.

Inter Milan 0 AC Milan 6 – May 11, 2001

The biggest winning margin in the history of the Derby della Madonnina. Gianni Comandini gave the Rossoneri an early two-goal lead before Milan ran riot after the break, with Federico Giunti and Serginho scoring either side of a quickfire double from Andriy Shevchenko.

AC Milan 0 Inter Milan 4 – August 29, 2009

Inter went some way to avenging that 2001 hammering eight years later under Jose Mourinho. Thiago Motta put the Nerazzurri ahead before Gennaro Gattuso’s red card allowed Diego Milito to double the lead from the penalty spot.

Milan were reeling and Maicon and Dejan Stankovic helped deliver the sucker punch.

Inter Milan 3 AC Milan 2 – October 15, 2017

Mauro Icardi scored a hat-trick to derail AC’s hopes of challenging Juventus for the Serie A title at an early stage, after the Rossoneri had spent over €200 million on players including Leonardo Bonucci and Andre Silva in the summer.

Suso had halved the deficit in the second half and Samir Handanovic’s late own goal set up a tense finale, which Icardi settled with a winner from the penalty spot.

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Antonio Conte insists Inter must keep improving as they prepare for Milan derby

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Inter did the double over AC last season.

Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte has urged his side to keep improving as they prepare to face derby rivals AC Milan.

The Nerazzurri needed an added-time equaliser to snatch a point on Tuesday night in their opening match in Group F, which also contains Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.

Conte wants improvement on their return to the San Siro on Saturday – for what is technically an away game – in what will be the 171st Derby della Madonnina.

“In all of the games we try to put maximum effort and provide and excellent performance and follow our preparations. Sometimes we succeed at this, other times not so much,” Conte told the club website.

“What the guys do put in is a huge commitment. We know that we have a lot of work to do and to get better, this certainly doesn’t scare us.

“The eyes of the world are on this game. All derbies are special and this is no exception. Milan are a great side and we will prepare well as always. We will as always give it our all. We will give 100 per cent.”

Inter have won all three of their league games this season – the only team in Serie A to still boast a 100 per cent record – and have very real ambitions of finally being able to threaten the unprecedented dominance of Juventus.

Conte suggested that perhaps his team were a little complacent in their Champions League draw at home against Slavia Prague in midweek.

“Every game is important and has to be won, but each game has its pitfalls,” he said. “A win is always positive, it boosts morale and confidence and is good for positive energy.

“But it has to come about in the right way, we have to deserve the win. At times, wins mean you take your foot off the gas. We have areas to work on but I am not afraid of the challenge.”

AC Milan go into the clash seventh in the Serie A table after three games of the season, already three points adrift of their rivals.

Rossoneri head coach Marco Giampaolo thinks his side are the underdogs.

“Defeating Verona was an important step. The team is improving game after game,” he told the club website.

“Our goal is to win (against Inter). It’s important to play well and maintain our vision but at the same time we have to give the fans the results they aspire for.

“We need to be tactically sound. This is certainly one of the most difficult games we can play so we have to be out our very best.

“It is definitely an important game as it always has been. I am confident in my team, this game escapes any kind of prediction.

“I don’t care about being the underdogs. I want the team to do both phases well, I don’t take any media advantage from that point of view.”

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