MILAN – On the eve of the big match against Barcelona on matchday four in Group B of the UEFA Champions League 2018-19, Keita spoke at the press conference alongside Borja Valero: "Playing Barcelona is never easy, but we have to show character in tomorrow’s game, aware of what we have in our locker and how strong we are. This is the only way we can inflict some damage. We have to play with our heads held high and try to win in whatever way possible."
For the 23-year-old, it’s a match that will remind him of his past: "It’s a very special game for me because I owe Barça a lot, I came through FC Barcelona’s youth academy starting from the age of seven. They taught me everything, and I’ll always carry what I learnt there along with me. But tomorrow I’ll only be thinking about Inter. We have a very solid and strong squad with one of the best defences in Europe, while in attack we are scoring a lot of goals. We have to demonstrate all of our abilities tomorrow so that we can put in a great performance. We’ll be ready."
There were then a few questions on how it’s going in the Nerazzurri shirt: "I’m still young and I work every day to improve. With time, I’ll develop into a better player. I always give my best in training so that I can do better and better. I’m calm and available to the Coach. At the moment the team winning is what concerns me the most as this is the most important thing. The goal will come."