Summer signing Kwadwo Asamoah gave a long and exclusive interview to Inter TV speaking on a wide variety of subjects ranging from what football means to him to his thoughts on the Nerazzurri.
What is football for you?
“Everything. I can not live without it. I used to practice this sport since I was a child, after school I used to play with my friends, if I’m at home, I watch any team playing on TV.”
What is your relationship with Italy?
“I am very happy here, it is too difficult to leave this country.”
What have you learned in these first months at Inter?
“So many things. Between new teammates and the new staff, it was not easy for me, but I got really well along with the group right away, it feels like I’ve been here for years.”
Which teammate have you come closest to?
“I had already played with Handanovic and Padelli, I’m happy to have them. Everyone here is nice and good people.”
What is the most beautiful place in Milano in your opinion?
“It’s a beautiful city, my favorite place is the Duomo.”
What does Africa mean for you?
“Nothing bad has ever happened to me, there are so many good people there, I feel good. Everyone is really chilled out.”
What does Kwadwo mean?
“In theory it means ‘born on Monday’ , but you can call your son like that even if he wasn’t born on that particular day.”
Who is your favorite African player?
“Michael Essien was one of the best Ghanaian players in history, he did really well in Europe. He is a midfielder I have followed a lot, since I was young. Then Samuel Eto’o, a striker who won so many trophies and scored a lot goals, I really like him a lot. I would also add Didier Drogba, who has scored so many important goals for his clubs, and Mohammed Salah, he’s grown a lot. I’m happy for him, I really like him on a human level, he is playing with personality.”
What’s did you take with you from Turin?
“A beautiful city, there is not much to do but you live well, but in Milano you can find everything.”
What do you remember from your time in Udine?
“The cold weather. The city is small, very beautiful and easy to live in, but it is close to the mountains and it is very cold.”
You are about to play the most important game of your life, how do you prepare yourself?
“I always try to do my best, for me doing well is very important, your attitude must always be the same.”
Let’s talk about your relationships with your teammates. What can you say about Ranocchia?
“A perfect guy, very intelligent.”
And what about D’Ambrosio?
“He’s a good boy too.”
Can you tell us an anecdote about Stefan de Vrij?
“Before and after training, we always play ping-pong.”
How is Handanovic off the pitch?
“When I’m sharing rooms with him, he is always sitting behind his computer playing games.”
What are your thoughts on the Tottenham game?
“Mamma mia, what a goal Icardi scored. What a match, what a show.”