Thursday March 24 2011
Nagatomo aims for Champions repeat

Yuto Nagatomo would like to help Inter go back-to-back in the Champions League this season.

The Japan international joined Inter in January from relegation threatened Cesena.

He is in his first season in Italy and has proven a revelation.

"It's clear that I would also like to win the Scudetto, but if I really have to choose then I would say the Champions League," Nagatomo said.

"No Japanese player has ever won it.

"In effect the last few months of my career have been incredible. First I arrived in Cesena thanks to Massimo Ficcadenti, someone who always believed in me and came to see Tokyo FC 20 times.

"Then the dream of ending up at Inter, the strongest team in the world, where everyone has helped me to fit in from the President to Leonardo, a great person who has Japan in his heart."