Moratti: Coutinho will decide derby
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti believes that Brazilian youngster Philippe Coutinho could prove decisive in the Milan derby on Sunday, as the Nerazzurri take on rivals AC Milan.
Morratti was answering questions on striker Antonio Cassano, who swapped sides in Milan to join Inter this summer, but insisted he believes Coutinho will be the one to make the difference on Sunday.
“Could Antonio Cassano be the man who decides the derby? It’s possible, but I think Coutinho will make the difference,” Moratti told Corriere dello Sport.
“I saw everyone play well and do their duty in the Europa League, especially in the first half. I also really liked Esteban Cambiasso in central defence, as he was talking to his teammates and guiding them with great authority.
“It was a very impressive performance for someone who had only ever played in that role a couple of times. I think we saw the Inter of the future in Azerbaijan and you can tell the team is growing the right way.”
Coutinho was on target in Inter's impressive away win in Azerbaijan, as they beat FC Baku in the Europa League group stages.