Tuesday February 1 2011
Nagatomo didn't expect Inter deal

Yuto Nagatomo is very happy to join Inter, but claims he didn't expect to leave Cesena during the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old Japan international, who is back in Italy after winning the Asian Cup in Qatar, swapped places with Davide Santon on deadline day.

"I am very happy to be at Inter with the world champions," Nagatomo said. "Now I'll have to show that I know how to play football.

"I didn't expect what happened. But now I am here to give my maximum.

"Among my new teammates, I already know Samuel Eto'o because I played against him with Japan during the World Cup as is also the case with Wesley Sneijder, but I expect to become a good friend to my new team."

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