Sánchez: “Here to win again”
Team— Aug 26th 2023
Alexis Sanchez's first words following his Nerazzurri return
MILANO – Alexis Sánchez is back in Nerazzurri colours: this is what he had to say to Inter TV following his return.
Welcome back, Alexis. What does it mean for you to be here again? "Everyone knows that Inter are a great team; they were Champions League finalists last season. I've always said it: in my career, I want to win and play for strong sides, which is what Inter are. I've been here before and want to win here again."
You enjoyed an important experience last season. What can we expect to see from you? "I'm even more mature now on both a personal and team level. As regards my game, you know what I'm all about. I always want to win, but, in the end, a player can only improve even more from a personal perspective when they play for a united team where everyone is rowing in the same direction and fighting for the same objectives."
A year has passed since you left. What kind of Inter side are you expecting discover? "An Inter team that has even more desire to win. In football, winning and then building on triumphs is the most difficult thing. It's difficult for a footballer to maintain this mentality. I hope that we reach another Champions League final: the team achieved this last year, and I must compliment my teammates on doing so well. I hope we do so again, win Scudetto titles... these are the aims."
In attack, you'll be back playing with Lautaro, while you'll also get to know other forwards in the form of Thuram and Arnautovic. They're physically strong players but also different; Inter will have a varied attack... "It's a good mix. I already know Lautaro, who is a player who always scores. I'm someone who operates more in the space, who plays with speed and enjoys 1v1 situations. The others are more goalscorers. We're different, but we have to work together to do well alongside our other teammates. We still need to get to know each other, but I'm happy to be back at Inter again."
You scored 18 goals in what was an excellent season for you last year: what are your objectives at Inter? "My aim is to always surpass myself: on a personal level, I always want to do more. I'd like to have a season where I score more, win more trophies... this is the mentality I've always had."