Inter's player Hakan Calhanoglu who made the switch to the black and blue side of Milano from AC Milan as a free agent spoke about the Scudetto celebration that saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic fueling the fans to start chants against his person. Ibrahimovic said while on top of the bus: 'Send a message to Hakan'.
The Turk responded to that moment in an interview granted to Tivibu spor as he downplayed the role of Ibrahimovic in the Rossoneri's achievement:
"He is a man aged 40 years. I wouldn't do such a thing if I were his age. He's not 18. He likes to be at the centre of attention. This year, he did not contribute to the Scudetto, he practically did not play. I don't care at all, it's not fair because he's a person who always calls me when I'm in Milan, who wants to go out for dinner and ride a motorcycle with me; I respected him. He also wrote about me in his book, he had to write these things or his book would have been empty. I won't answer him, it's better not to answer."
On losing the derby 2-1 in the league, Calhanoglu said:
"We lost a derby that suddenly changed in the 75th minute after Perisic and I were substituted. We were leading 1-0, then we lost 2-1. The coach also contributed to that defeat, I told him so. In Coppa Italia (derby), however, we beat them 3-0. The team is very ambitious."