Sunday July 21 2013
Belfodil settling in at Inter

Ishak Belfodil is excited to begin his Inter adventure, even if training is affected by his fasting during Ramadan.

The French-Algerian forward who joined from Parma this summer is a devout Muslim and therefore does not eat or drink before sunset during the holy month, which lasts from July 10 to August 8.

“Unfortunately Ramadan coincided with pre-season training this year, but things are going well anyway and I am happy with my performance so far,” he told Inter Channel.

“I missed two penalties in a friendly, but it’s better to miss them now than when it counts! I am very happy at Inter, which is a great club.

“At the start I struggled to adapt to Serie A with Stefano Pioli at Bologna. I was fine with the ball at my feet, but didn’t know how to move off the ball, which in Serie A is more important than anywhere else.

“I already started to learn at Bologna, then grew even mo0re at Parma and now I want to give my best at Inter.

“In France I played mainly on instinct, but in Serie A you have to be more concentrated. Comparisons with Karim Benzema? They are pleasing, but I won’t get a big head.”

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