MILAN - Massimo Moratti gave a brief interview to Sky Italia on his arrival at the Saras offices this morning:
The situation in the table hasn't changed after the first matches since the break, and you have increased your lead over Juventus. Are you surprised by Inter's performance?
"Not at all. They're doing what we were expecting of them. They do it with great continuity and resolution."
Another positive note is the return of Dejan Stankovic.
"Yes, a very good return."
You asked for more goals from Ibrahimovic, and you have been immediately rewarded in the first competitive game of 2008. The Swede scored a magnificent goal.
"I said he was disciplined. He scored a superb goal and he played very well. He has this potential and he exploits it."
Portuguese midfielder Maniche is undergoing a medical this morning. Will he sign the contract today if everything goes well?
"I don't know exactly at what point we are. He's doing the tests and if everything goes well he will definitely be useful to us."
There has been talk of Maniche's attitude problems. Are you worried this might undermine the squad's tranquillity?
"We haven't spoken about this. He has the reputation of being an excellent professional. From this point of view, I think he will continue like this."
Have you already spoken with the player?
"No, not yet."
Did you see Milan v Napoli last night, and what did you think of the performances of Pato and Ronaldo?
"No. I only saw the start. Later on I heard how it went and I'm pleased for Pato who is a young and talented lad."