In the Matchday Program of Inter-Udinese, there is an interview with Maicon, one of the heroes of the treble season.
“I saw the film about my career then I picked up the shirt that will remain forever in my heart and I got very emotional. Inter gave me so much and I will never forget it. It was nice to know that the fans would sing this chant for me (“Quanto è forte Maicon”). As I ran down the pitch I heard the fans signing it, that pushed me even harder. I always tried to be the best, tried to improve myself. This is the mentality of champions, that of not being satisfied.
“Obviously in my experience at Inter, winning the Champions League is something unforgettable. But I always love to look back at my first Scudetto won with the Inter shirt. That evening in Piazza del Duomo, with all those fans, I understood that Inter were for all those people. Everyone was happy, a beautiful feeling.
“When I arrived at Inter, I knew that I would play with exceptional players but there was one that always showed he was superior to everyone. He always made the difference, he was different from everyone else. That was Adriano. Very very strong player.”