Inter striker Goran Pandev was over the moon last night after netting his first goal in the Derby della Madonnina to seal a 2-0 win over city rivals AC Milan.
The ex-Lazio curled in a magnificent free-kick midway through the second half to put the result beyond doubt and later explained that Dutch team-mate Wesley Sneijder has become his set-piece mentor.
“I have not scored that many free-kick goals, but I can only learn from Wesley” Pandev told the club’s official website.
“He is very important to our team and not just for his free-kicks.”
Inter have pulled nine points clear at the top of the Serie A table after yesterday’s triumph amid controversy over some dubious refereeing decisions.
The Nerazzurri ended the match with just nine men, and Pandev joked: “The referee booked me because I took my shirt off after netting the goal: he couldn’t wait…
“Still, it is a great joy and my goal was very important as we were struggling. But we managed to react and show our strength once again. It was a deserved victory.”