When Massimo Moratti took control of Inter Milan in the 1990’s he promised to bring success to Inter at all costs.

They had failed to win the European cup since the mid 60’s and were constantly in the shadow of AC and Juventus.

He invested heavily and attempted to buy the best in the world to bring success to the San Siro. He brought in the likes of Ronaldo and Christian Vieri and attempted to “buy success” in the way that Real Madrid and Chelsea would go on to do in the years down the line.

But even with the likes of Ronaldo, Vieri, Figo and many other big names they would fail to win the Serie A title, fail to win the Coppa Italia and their only success would come in Europe’s third tier competition of the time, the UEFA Cup, which they made their own by winning it in 1991, 1994 and 1998. But for a side who spent the volumes of money Inter did this shows the incompetence they showed. In their finals they defeated Roma, Salzburg and Lazio. Hardly giants of the European game and only going to highlight the level that Inter managed to reach.

Their lack of success continued into the 00’s and it took one of the greatest manager’s in modern football to end their wait for major glory. Bringing in Jose Mourinho and giving him huge amounts of money to spend was the only way to bring Inter some glory. Mourinho would win everything in sight, winning the first treble by an Italian side. He then left for Madrid though, showing that Inter was never his end goal. They are not on the same level as the English and Spanish sides but they will, for some reason, always claim to be on their level.

Inter believe they are a European super power, but this is not true. They are no more welcome at Europe’s top table than Porto, Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea. Big clubs yes, but in Europe’s true elite? No chance.


It might be going back a bit, but there was a time when Inter Milan were competing for the biggest and best trophies in the world (I know they have no hope now, but back then…)

Under coach Jose Mourinho they played their own brand of irritating, cheating football, and got away with it!

In the record books it might say that Inter beat Barca in the Champions League semi-final, but the video tells a different story. The referee beat Barcelona.

Sneijder out of Barca Clash

Wesley Sneijder is a doubt for Inter Milan’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with CSKA Moscow after suffering an injury in training, according to the Free Bet website.

The Dutch midfielder was left on the artificial surface of CSKA’s Luzhniki Stadium in pain due to a challenge with Sulley Muntari.

Sneijder, who was instrumental in Inter’s victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the last 16, was then forced to leave the session with an apparent ankle problem.

The club have not confirmed the extent of the injury and his status for Tuesday’s crunch match is currently in doubt.