AC Milan forward Rafael Leao admits he had the chance to sign for city rival, Inter.
The two Italian giants square out on Sunday.
“I chose Milan because the club’s directors had spoken with me before the others and this club was my top priority. When Milan call, you can’t say no,” Leao told Il Corriere dello Sport.
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is like an older brother for me, he is a point of reference with a winning mentality that I’ve never seen in other players.”
On the derby, he added: “We must play with our hearts and minds. We want to defend the shirt and give a satisfaction to our fans.
“I want to help the team, I am ready to give my best, if I commit some technical mistakes, I hope I’ll make up with my character, with sacrifice and commitment.”