Thursday August 29 2013
Taider has no preferred role

Saphir Taider says he is at the total disposal of Inter boss Walter Mazzarri after joining the club from Bologna.

The 21-year-old is a versatile midfielder and he’s happy to be used in whichever role the tactician feels necessary.

“I don't have a preferred position in midfield,” he said at his official unveiling. “I just need to think about helping my team and giving my all, as I've always done, then it's up to the Coach to decide.

“We are players and we need to train well to show the Coach we can play on a Sunday. It's a long season and we'll need everyone.

“When you believe in yourself, you won't have any problems.

“In football you need to show every day that you're ready and you can play. I'm confident and am thinking about the future. I know what I can do.

“I'm ready fitness-wise and we all know the language of football out on the pitch. I've already played in Serie A, I know the football here and the most important thing is that I'm physically fit.”

The Algerian international, who was once co-owned with Juventus, is delighted with the chance to play for an Italian giant.

“It's the right time to join because I've always wanted to come to a top club,” he added. “I'm here and I'll give my all to try and achieve as much as possible with this team.

“When I found out Inter wanted me and the clubs had agreed a fee I came straight here. That's what my target was on the field – and I've achieved it.”

Taider made his debut as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Genoa on Sunday.