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Thohir enjoys Milan Derby warmup’

Erick Thohir watched Inter’s youth team beat Milan and hopes it is “only practice” for tomorrow’s Derby della Madonnina.

The Primavera side beat their Rossoneri counterparts 3-1 this afternoon for the Coppa Italia Primavera quarter-final and President Thohir was in the stands.

“It was a great victory today and hopefully we can play the same way tomorrow,” the Indonesian magnate told journalists.

“I’m happy to be here. These are the future stars and it’s my commitment to support the youth organisation.

“I’d like the young players to be in the team in the future. So that’s why I’m here, but also tomorrow will be a big game. We’ll get lots of practice today because tomorrow we’re playing AC Milan again!”

Thohir also met with the senior squad and Coach Walter Mazzarri yesterday.

“I think it’s good to wish ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy New Year’, and not only to the players and Coach Mazzarri – we also went to the Inter offices to meet all the staff.

“There are 75 people working there and I’ve now managed to meet all 75 of them. I think it was a good meeting with the staff and also with the players.

“Did we discuss transfers? Yes, we did but you can ask Branca and Ausilio about that – there’s a division of roles.”

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