APPIANO GENTILE - Patrick Vieira has just been presented to the media in the press room at Angelo Moratti Sports Centre. Sat between technical director Marco Branca and transfer market consultant Gabriele Oriali, the French midfielder of Senegalese origins posed for photos with his new shirt (with the 14th Scudetto stitched on the chest) before answering questions on his decision to sign a four-year deal with the Nerazzurri.
"I am very happy, I am very pleased. Inter really wanted to sign me and I understood this through my many conversations with Marco (Branca), and this was a decisive factor for me," Vieira said. "I am convinced that Inter can do very well, and that I can do very well with all my team-mates, by putting myself at the service of the coach and team.
"I wanted to continue to play at the highest level, I wanted to continue to play to win a lot and this was the reason why I chose Inter, who have great players and great potential. Now we have to work hard to achieve what we and all the fans want."