Samir Handanovic has declared that the time for talking is over. “We have to prove we’re the best Inter side in years on the field.”
Inter followed up a second successive Champions League qualification with the appointment of Antonio Conte as Coach and over €100m spent on the likes of Romelu Lukaku.
The Nerazzurri kick off their European campaign against Slavia Prague on Tuesday, with Handanovic a Champions League captain for the first time since replacing Mauro Icardi.
“It’ll be exciting to play in the Champions League as captain,” he said at a Press conference.
“Hearing the music of this competition is something unique. If I no longer felt the emotion, I’d stop playing football.
“We’ve strengthened so much, but we have to work hard so we can keep growing.
“I’m not looking at whether we’re the best Inter side on paper in years: we have to prove it on the field. We’ll take stock at the end of the season.”
The Slovenian was then asked for a few words on Conte, who was sitting directly next to him.
“It seems pointless to talk about him. Everyone knows him...”
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