Juventus v Inter from nearly 50 years ago. The birth of the Great Inter side and the mind games of Helenio Herrera.
For those who don’t understand Italian, Sandro Mazzola tells how HH woke up the Nerazzurri players before the game and told them not to have breakfast because their food was being drugged by the Bianconeri. He took them away to another location where he made the waiters open all the bottles of water in front of him to check they were not tampered with. “He created an atmosphere of war,” explained Mazzola.
The young Interista was just making his way into the side and he tells another anecdote about the Juve defenders dealing with him. Sandro Salvadore, ex Milan, told his teammates not to worry, he could handle the “little boy”. But then a mazy run by Mario Corso and pass to set up Mazzola left him with egg on his face…
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