Diego Godin today assured Inter supporters he had joined the Nerazzurri to win trophies.
Godin’s arrival on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid was officially confirmed early on Monday morning, with Inter tweeting to say ‘a new sheriff’ had arrived in Milan.
The 33-year-old spoke to Inter TV following his unveiling and insisted he was still as motivated as ever to hunt down success.
“I came to Inter to give my best, putting my heart and soul into it on and off the pitch,” he said.
“For me, a new challenge and a new experience is set to start. Inter are a great team and one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
“I have a real desire to keep competing at the highest level, to keep giving my all on and off the pitch to help this great team achieve big things.”
Godin described Inter as a ‘fantastic club’ and said their history was important in his decision to join.
“The club is extremely ambitious and wants to achieve big targets,” the defender added.
“I’ll try to make my own contribution and give all that I can both on and off the pitch. I’ll look to help my teammates and help the Club achieve important aims.
“I chose Inter because there’s an ambitious project in place, there’s the desire to get back to winning and this is a great club both in Europe and on a global scale.”
The Uruguay international also revealed he spoke to two compatriots in Alvaro Recoba and Matias Vecino before accepting Inter’s offer.
“Matias spoke very well of the team, the city and, above all, the ambitions and objectives of the club for the coming seasons,” Godin explained.
“I really want to get started and it’s very important for me to already have a friend in the changing room, he’ll certainly help me get to know my new teammates.”
Godin will now take an extended holiday after Uruguay’s run to the Copa America quarter-finals, before joining up with Antonio Conte and the rest of Inter’s first team towards the end of the month.