Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho claims there will be no hard feelings when his former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to the San Siro on Wednesday with Barcelona - the club he joined this summer.
The Nerazzurri had wanted to keep Ibrahimovic, who was last season's top scorer in Serie A, but he opted to sign for European champions Barca.
''I will welcome Zlatan with a big hug,'' said Mourinho. ''I cannot know how our fans will welcome him. We are rivals but I don't feel let down by him. It is thanks to him that we are Italian champions.
''I don't forget a player like him, I carry him in my heart. So, I will hug him before the game but during the entire 90 minutes I don't even want to know what his name is.
''I always tell my players that they are the best and I am very happy with my strikers.''
Mourinho's side go into the Champions League Group F clash on the back of a 2-0 league triumph over Parma, in which Samuel Eto'o, who moved to the San Siro as part of the Ibrahimovic deal, scored the opening goal.