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Sommer on Inter ‘challenge’ and targeting records



Inter goalkeeper Yann Sommer explains why he wanted this ‘problem’ and hopes they will ‘get a couple of extra information’ this season. ‘The perfect is but to come back.’

The Nerazzurri are on the verge of securing their 20th Serie A title and far of that’s right down to their extraordinary defensive file.

Eyebrows have been raised when Sommer was chosen to exchange Andre Onana following the sale to Manchester United, however he has proved very dependable even on the age of 35.

“I suppose a very powerful factor is to do every little thing I can with a purpose to assist my physique carry out to its greatest, however I additionally nonetheless actually take pleasure in taking part in soccer,” the Switzerland international told RSI Sport.

“Going for the win each three days, at all times aiming for the very best end result and attempting to excellent my performances is the sort of problem that I want.

“Whenever you play on a regular basis, journey round lots, there’s at all times rigidity and stress. This inevitably will tire you out, however that’s true for all gamers, regardless of their age.

“The important thing for me is totally switching off from the world of soccer once I get residence. I want that point to consider different issues in order that I might be absolutely motivated the subsequent day.”

Inter are 14 factors clear on the prime of the desk and have misplaced just one Serie A match all season, in opposition to Sassuolo again in September. Was the goalkeeper shocked at simply how dominant they’ve been?

“I wouldn’t say shocked, particularly as this staff reached the Champions League Last final season. I had already seen them play, you might sense the standard of the aspect and the expertise of their coach Simone Inzaghi.

“I couldn’t wait to start out this journey, however with out placing an excessive amount of stress on myself. I stated to myself: ‘OK, you’re arriving at a prime Italian and European membership, a really united squad that is aware of one another effectively.’ It’s nice for a goalkeeper to reach and discover the group already so close-knit and I’m actually having fun with being at Inter.”

The one unfavourable of the marketing campaign has been the elimination from the Champions League Spherical of 16 to Atletico Madrid on a penalty shoot-out.

“Evidently, the first goal is to win the Scudetto. We’ll attempt to get a couple of extra information too, however no person will do us any favours, so each recreation will probably be sophisticated.

“Nothing is determined but, so we should preserve pushing. The perfect is but to come back.”

Inter are on observe to probably set the brand new all-time Serie A factors file of 103 in a single season.