MILAN - After recently extending his contract with FC Internazionale Milano, Andrea Ranocchia today discussed his Nerazzurri passion with Sky Sport: “I’m extremely pleased because Inter has always been like a family for me. I’ve always tried to give my all for this club and there were no problems in reaching an agreement to continue this story together. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved out on the pitch and also how I’ve conducted myself over the years.
“I’ve grown a lot of the past few seasons, and I’ve always trained well and helped the team even if I’ve been playing less. I appreciate every single moment that I spend wearing this shirt. I don’t know if I’m the man of the dressing room. I’m a professional and I look to give my all for Inter, I’m extremely lucky to play for this shirt.”
Inter are currently third with three games to go until the end of the season, still on course for Champions League qualification: “Inter must get back to fighting for titles and we’re working to make this happen. We made the first step last year, while this year we still haven’t finished our journey. There are three games to go and we’re fully focused. Every match that goes by, you have less chance of qualifying for the Champions League. We’ve missed out on winning but the performances have been consistent.”
As for the team’s current form, Ranocchia added: “We always look to improve in training. We know that the next few matches are extremely important for everyone. We need six points, but also more. We’re aiming to win all of them. We’ve always played well against the big teams, but lacked a bit of consistency in the others. The base from which we start is good and we can give anyone a game. I don’t want to make any special promises to the fans but all of our supporters, who’re with us both home and away, deserve the joy of reaching our goal, the Champions League.”