Tuesday August 7 2012
Settled Sneijder eyes progress

Wesley Sneijder has again denied that he intends to leave Inter this summer, insisting that he is determined to progress with this new Inter.

The Dutchman has been linked through the summer with a move, but is fully focused on taking a prominent role in a new-look Nerazzurro team this season.

“I want to start over and do well with Inter,” the No 10 told the Corriere dello Sport’s Tuesday morning edition.

“Last season I did not enjoy at all and also at the European Championships with the Netherlands I did not play well. At 28 I want to be playing me best, to win everything. I cannot waste time.

“The team is a bit different this year, they are no longer the Inter of 2010. Compared to two years ago in have arrived players of quality, who are good, but younger.

“Even the Coach is new and we like how he trains and plays football. Together we are aiming to win.

“Yes, it is a new Inter because of the things that have changed. I see a nice mix of experienced and young players. We shall do well.”

That optimism is matched by an insistence that he will not be leaving the club for a big money move to Russia, as has been rumoured on and off this market.

“No, I won’t be leaving, because I am a person who does not focus too much on his future. Doing so is useless because no-one knows what can happen.

“I am an Inter player and have not thought about leaving. If a good offer comes in and I like it, then we’ll see…

“Currently I have not received any offers and I do not want to leave. My desire is to win it all here and provide great satisfaction to the President, directors and fans.

“Right now, everyone knows which teams in the world have all the money and every now and then maybe one of those teams makes an offer. If one [from Russia] had come for me three or four years ago then I would have thought about it.

“At my age though, no, I am not thinking about leaving Inter only for money. I want to win here. I do not deny that money is important, but it is not everything and I’d rather play in a big team like Inter.”

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