What is your most painful memory of Inter?

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Not for me. I was very proud of this team last year in CL final.
 

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1) CL final
2) Any loss vs Juventus
3) EL final
The loss to Bologna stings more than the Europa League loss for me. We would have won the Scudetto if we took the 3 points there, imo.
 

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The loss to Bologna stings more than the Europa League loss for me. We would have won the Scudetto if we took the 3 points there, imo.
I was gonna place it there tbh but decided against it.

But the team wasn't up to the task vs Bologna, it's more likely that it'd stay 0-0

EL final on the other hand was a major fuck up. Only reason it's not high enough in our minds I feel was the covid situation.
 

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For me it is:

1) CL final
2) Losing Scudetto to Milan

CL final hurt a lot not because we had to win it. In fact with the exception of Lautaro miss we were never in the position to take the lead. But we were in control of the game and we could at least send the game to extra time. Then who knows what could happen? My biggest issue with CL fnal is in our current financial situation i fear we won't have a realistic chance to win the trophy again. It was a golden opportunity to add a fourth CL title to our cabinet and it would have been a major statement towards the rest of Serie A. The fact it would have hurt our rivals A LOT was an added bonus.

Then failing to win the title against that Milan side and especially with the way it happened was pathetic.

Personally i never really cared about EL final. Cool trophy to win but i certainly didn't lose my sleep over it.
 

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From my perspective as a North American sports fan, where our leagues have regular seasons and then postseasons afterwards, I've always had a somewhat analogous thought that the domestic league campaigns were the equivalent of regular seasons, the Champions League is the equivalent of the postseason. Not a direct green apples to green apples comparison but it's close enough to me to make it work. Winning your domestic league is sort of akin to winning your division or being the #1 seed in your conference, and I actually like that there's a healthier perspective on that through European football than we have over here. (To wit - the team that wins the President's Trophy in the NHL, which is awarded to the team with the best regular season points tally, rarely has gone on to win the Stanley Cup in recent years, to the point where winning the PT is often seen as a source for meme'ing, which seems entirely inappropriate for showing yourself to be the best 82-game team during the season, bit I will digress.)

Based on that logic, I find it impossible to rate the 2022 Scudetto failure - the 2020 Scudetto failure also deserves its own shout in here, fwiw - ahead of losing the CL Final last year. Even if we went into that game as massive underdogs, it didn't play out that way. People thought surefire-treble winners Man City would run us off the field. That didn't happen. We contained them as well as any team did at all last season, and we did it at the time of the season where Man City had turned on the afterburners and were winning every game they played. But they found the net once, while Lukaku was determined to do everything he could to make sure the ball didn't find their net. If we win that game, against Pep's dominant Man City team and all that glamour, it would've done wonders towards our global brand. And, of course, we'd be celebrating having won the fucking Champions League, and my rather brash claim in 2018 that "we're winning the Champions League again before Juventus does" the day they signed Cristiano Ronaldo would've been fulfilled. 😜

But I can understand the argument for the 2022 Scudetto failure. Win that Scudetto, and we're on course for a third in four years. As I wrote earlier today in the Atleti match thread, win one Scudetto and you're a famous team in our history, but you go from being famous to being legacy when you start stacking Scudetti wins on top of each other. We'd be going for 21 this year, Milan would still be on 18...a little separation from the pack would've been nice, haha. Who knows if we'll ever catch up to them in Europe, the least we can do is be more successful back home. Maybe it wouldn't have stung so much if it had been Napoli or whatever in 2022, but that Scudetto was there for the taking, and whether you focus on Bologna and Radu, focus on the Giroud double in the home derby, focus on the missed chance in the away derby before that (Lautaro missed a penalty in that game...of course)...we had our chances and didn't take them.

But, ultimately, if I was told Inter will win a Scudetto or a Champions League title in a given season, but it can only be one, I would take the Champions League every single time, so I'd pick the Man City defeat first and the 2022 Scudetto failure 2nd in accordance with that.
 

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I can’t rate the loss to Atletico
as the most painful. It’s Definitely the “weirdest”. There is nothing left to play for for 2 months (Unless you go for 103 points) and many should rest. There will be a big party at the end to look forward to. Weird season
 
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I was gonna place it there tbh but decided against it.

But the team wasn't up to the task vs Bologna, it's more likely that it'd stay 0-0

EL final on the other hand was a major fuck up. Only reason it's not high enough in our minds I feel was the covid situation.
I suffered serious depression following that loss. It was our first shot at silverware in a long time and I wanted us to win at all costs.

If I am not mistaken, Lukaku scored one and gave up on own goal at the other end.

When I look back at the Europa League final and last season's Champions League final losses, I simply cannot fathom how one player significantly contributed to us losing two finals. His fingerprints and ineptitude are blemishes on both finals.

Yesterday's loss does not make a difference to me. I am not saying that I do not care about it, but it does not compare to 21 April 1998 or 5 May 2001.

I would probably revise my list to:

1. 21 April 1998;
2. 5 May 2001;
3. The UEFA Cup final in 2020; and
4. Losing the Scudetto to Milan in 2022.
 

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I guess this one hurts more than the CL final. I really did believe we could progress against Atletico, even tho I said this team is the only one I wouldn't want to play against.

But still there were more games or incidents that hurt more than these two instances.
 

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Well, there've been a few painful moments watching Inter Milan over the years, but if I had to pick one, it's probably that loss in the Champions League final back in 2010.
 

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Well, there've been a few painful moments watching Inter Milan over the years, but if I had to pick one, it's probably that loss in the Champions League final back in 2010.
bro we won the 2010 final lol. Did you mean the final in 2023?
 

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Maybe he meant the Supercup :D
 

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it have to be the 6-0 loss

i only really started following the team in 2000
and it was humiliating but i stuck with the team

losing on May 5 was very bad but not as bad because at that point u just kind of get use to the fact that Juve will always win and inter will just suffer and not win

what was even more painful than the title loss was losing Ronaldo to RM after he won the WC.. but I stuck with Inter ..

i knew by then that to support Inter is to suffer
 

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to be fair, with this club, even some wins were painful experiences
 

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1. We lost the match against Lazio and saw scudetto slipping through our fingers in 2022.
2. Giacinto passed away in 2006.
To me personally, the second one is more painful, because it happened at a time when the whole management of the club got better under him. I remember seeing the news in one gloomy morning. Made me depressed for several days.
All the other ones you guys mentioned, are just scars on the skin to me. But these two deeply saddened me in the heart.
 

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The most painful is watching Radu blunder against Bologna which cost us Scudetto.

Second painful is when Eriksen leave because heart issue.
 

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5th of May, that match against Lazio... I was on the road, couldn't watch the match and hold my tears back. Was way too involved back then!
 

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1-2002 season,couldn't believe it when we played like drunks against lazio,pity.the whole season we faced weird performance.

2- 2003 against acmilan CL, the team was so static, couldnt play to score.

3-2020 summer covid season, we were too close to get SERIA title +EL. we lost both the seria with 1+ point because of dropping points and draws here and there, the final EL because of the overall performance.+lukaku

4- 2023 CL, we werent that weak and we played against a team that is x2 our value. sadly we lost because of our attackers.

5- inter overall managment, the team can get lost for years, for 35 years we managed to get 3 seria titles (1970-2005),the same goes for coppa italia, (1982-2004), they should work closely to not repeat these empty era's/banter. dont look good on CV:awyeah:
 
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