Moratti buoyed by Mourinho return
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is confident Jose Mourinho's presence on the bench will inspire his team to victory at Chelsea tomorrow. The Portuguese coach missed the Italian champions' last three Serie A games, including Friday's 3-1 defeat at Catania, after serving a touchline ban.
Inter claimed just one win in those matches, and Moratti believes Mourinho's return will be a huge boost in confidence for his side ahead of their UEFA Champions League last 16, second leg at Stamford Bridge.
"Mourinho is a guarantee," Moratti told Gazzetta dello Sport. "To see him on the bench makes me calm.
"I'm certain Mourinho will pick the best possible team and that the Inter players will show heart and character on the pitch."
I Nerazzurri go into tomorrow's game holding a 2-1 advantage over Chelsea. Moratti insists whatever happens in London, Mourinho will remain at Inter next season.
The former Chelsea manager has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, but is under contract with Inter until June 2012.
"We have an excellent rapport and reciprocal admiration," said Moratti. "No external criticism can ruin that or distance him from Inter."