MILAN - Following Antonio Conte’s appointment as new Inter Coach, President Steven Zhang had this to say: “Every day is important for both Inter and for me. Inter is one of the most important organisations and assets within the Suning Group and our mission has always been the same: to make this project as successful as possible and to ensure that this club is one of the best in the world. We’re still on this journey, trying to make these things happen. We’re working hard to find the right people who can help bring this club back to the top.
“We’ve finally managed to bring in Antonio Conte and I’m glad to see him sitting next to me. There’s confidence and mutual respect between him and the club because he believes in our project. We know his history and his winning mentality. He’s a Coach that wants to win and who can help us grow. He’s certainly the type of Coach that we want, one who takes our project forward and gets the club back to where it belongs. We want to win titles and to offer the best experience possible to all of our fans around the world.
“We said to our fans right from day one that winning and getting results out on the pitch remains the priority for both the Club and all of us. We’re working in the right direction. This is our objective and everyone is aware of this, from the Coach, through to his staff and the players, as well as the hierarchy and the club’s employees. We always operate in the Club’s best interests, looking to create a winning team that can ensure the best possible experience for the fans every time they come to the stadium, or those who watch the match at home. In today’s game, it’s not enough just to win out on the pitch if you’re not also working seriously hard off it as well.
“Milan is one of the most elegant, interesting and exciting cities not only in Italy, but the world. Milan is part of our identity, it runs through our veins and it’s in our heart. We’re proud to be the Club that represents the city and one that’s competing at the highest level. We’re proud to be born here but at the same time we work hard and we’re represented on the international stage. I think that we’re fortunate. It’s a great opportunity. Milan is a special and attractive place for the world that we’re in, both for the Club and our lives. On behalf of our players and everyone who works at Inter, we represent more than just a football club: we represent something attractive that involves our fans and individuals all around the world, ensuring that our work and this spectacle becomes interesting.”
Lastly, he had a message for our new Coach: “Mister, let’s make history together!”