The striker scored twice in the shock 3-1 win in Turin two seasons ago and he has backed the new head coach to record a similar result on Tuesday
Former Inter striker Diego Milito believes Roberto Mancini is the right man to record a win when they visit Serie A leaders Juventus on Tuesday.
Milito inspired a second-half fightback in Turin in November 2012, scoring twice to ensure a 3-1 win for the Nerazzurri which ended the home side’s 49-game unbeaten streak in the division.
Mancini – who replaced Walter Mazzarri as head coach in the autumn – masterminded a 3-2 win away to Juventus in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals in 2008, and Milito is confident he is the right man to spring another surprise this week.
“Every game is different. It was right to have that [attacking] attitude that night, it surprised Juventus,” he told Tuttosport of the 2012 win. “It’s a great memory as we collected three points at a stadium where no one had won.
“The Inter dugout has an experienced coach in Mancini who is sure to interpret the game well. Inter have already won in Turin against Juventus with him.”
Milito also remains confident that Inter can enjoy Europa League success and reach the top three this season – though he admits it is a two-horse title race.
“I hope so – they’re able to get there,” he said of Inter’s top-three chances. “When you wear the Nerazzurri shirt you have to try to achieve every goal, including winning the Europa League.
“The Bianconeri remain the strongest, although Roma will fight for the Scudetto until the end.”
Lukas Podolski is set to join the club on a loan deal from Arsenal and Milito feels they have secured a good signing.
“He’s a good player and I hope he’ll do well at Inter,” the Argentine added.