“I cannot express how proud I am of my players and all my staff. Everyone now has a winning mentality and that is why we are able to play in so many Finals and win so many cups,” Zhang told Mediaset.
“This again confirms that our efforts have been rewarded by everyone.”
Zhang has now won five trophies during his presidency – one Scudetto, two Coppa Italia editions and two Italian Supercups – making him the third most successful President in Inter’s history after Massimo Moratti and father Angelo Moratti.
“Obviously, the Moratti family is always in the hearts of all Inter fans and I am happy to be chasing the record.”
Inter have a slogan referencing their name, Inter Milan, by putting ‘I’M’ in front of different words. So what word would Zhang choose?
“To be brave, I guess. To be brave in all competitions and brave in life.”
The patron was asked how much he genuinely believes Inter can win the Champions League when facing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City juggernaut in Istanbul on June 7.
“As with all our Italian cultural way, we don’t talk about it. But to be honest, for seven years our players and our club never even aimed for the Champions League. Now we have played so many Finals, won so many cups.
“I think in these kinds of games, our hearts and our minds matter.”