The mayor of Lugano has thanked Inter for holding their preseason training camp in the Swiss city, telling the club he is ‘honoured’ to have them.
Antonio Conte’s side began work on Monday and will remain there until Tuesday, when they will fly out to Asia for their summer tour.
Marco Borradori expressed his gratitude after Inter placed their faith in the city’s organisers to arrange this week’s boot camp.
“You asked us for competence, privacy and tranquility and we hope we’ve repaid your faith,” Borradori said at a sponsor event yesterday.
“We didn’t know each other but you trusted us. Establishing a link with a club of this importance both in Italy and the world, which resides only 75km away, could open up opportunities for us in the future.”
Inter’s chief executive Alessandro Antonello responded by saying Conte’s side felt at home in their summer resort.
“We had high expectations for our stay here but the city has ended up exceeding them in terms of offering a warm welcome and respecting our privacy,” he added.
Inter will play Lugano at the Stadio Cornaredo on Sunday in what will be their first official outing under Conte.