Are Inter fans getting overexcited too early?
Reaching a European Cup final for the first time since 1972 is success in itself for Inter Milan fans, as witnessed by the delirious scenes at Milan Malpensa airport as the team arrived back from eliminating holders Barcelona.
Jose Mourinho’s side are on for a treble, unprecendented in Italian soccer, but they have not yet tied up Serie A (two points ahead with three games left), the Italian Cup (final against Roma May 5) or the Champions League (final against Bayern Munich May 22 in Madrid).
Could their excitement at this stage come back to haunt them? Mourinho, normally very shrewd despite his outspokenness, said outdoing Barca with 10 men for over an hour was better than winning the Champions League with Porto in 2004.
Dangerous talk with a very good Bayern side, and a rampant Arjen Robben, waiting in the wings at the Bernabeu.