The Inter first team was his heaven after he went to toughen up for four years at provincial sides such as Salerno, Savona, San Benedetto del Tronto. He left as a boy and came back a man having gone through the tough retreats of the time that built camaraderie. He had time to return to San Siro and make 474 appearances during an extraordinary career. He was the best goalkeeper in the world for three years, he played in two World Cups and at one only conceded twice in seven matches that unbelievably ended with Italy finishing third. He won the Scudetto in excellent fashion as the side set records against tough opposition: Milan with their Dutch stars, Maradona’s Napoli, Vialli and Mancini’s Samp and the Juventus of Laudrup and Altobelli.
Walter was given the send-off that he deserved, not the one he needed. Against Salzburg in May 1994 he even saved the impossible and Inter won the second Uefa Cup in club history.