He admits that even he was â€śscaredâ€ť by the hostile atmosphere when he played for Newcastle in their 1-1 St Jamesâ€™ Park draw with deadly rivals Sunderland last Âseason.
Santon told the Sunday Mirror: â€śI didnâ€™t play in the first game last season when ÂNewcastle won 1-0, but I played in the second one.
â€śIt was a fantastic experience. The fans were crazy and I really enjoyed the game. I remember the managers being crazy too, and Sunderland having two players sent off.
â€śBut I think itâ€™s normal, because the Milan derby was similar. ÂEveryone wants to win. I played twice with Inter and we won the first 3-0 and the second 2-1. It made all the difference that we won those games against AC Milan. Perhaps that is why I love derbies so much. Theyâ€™ve made me very happy.
â€śThe difference is that here the stadium is a bit smaller, but the fans are more aggressive than in Milan.
â€śHere, the rivalry is more Âintense, more crazy. I was even a little bit scared in the first half, but I really enjoyed it.â€ť