Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi has shared his happiness at how he has settled into life as an Inter player following his Summer transfer from Sassuolo.
Firstly however, he spoke on being part of the Italian national team.
“I have high expectations of myself, as always. Certainly, my attention levels will always be the same. I want to play, I’m available to the Coach,” he remarked in the pre-match press conference ahead of Italy’s match away to Armenia.
“Having technical players like Jorginho and Verratti around me can help me. At Sassuolo I played as a ‘regista’, while at Inter I’ve played as a ‘mezzala’ so far.
“I’ll play wherever I’m needed. I’ve always said that I’m a ‘regista’, but in modern football we often switch roles during the game.
“With Conte at Inter, I’m feeling very good as a ‘mezzala’. Certainly, my mentality is improving under Conte. Above all, I already feel like I’ve have grown mentally. I think that in today’s football, physicality doesn’t really count as much as the speed of your execution and technique. A short lad like myself can also be athletic.”
He then spoke on the differences between his manager at international level Roberto Mancini and manager at club level Antonio Conte.
“There are many differences between Mancini and Conte, in part because we have less time with the national team. Both have a winning mentality and that’s what matters.”
He then spoke on how he has found the transition from Sassuolo to Inter.
“I’ve found myself in a totally different world. For me, coming to Inter was a dream but I’m living it calmly and with ambition.
“I also have to thank the club, my Coach and my teammates. Everyone believes in me and that’s letting me do my best.
“We’re working at Inter to win the Scudetto and in the Italy set-up to win the European Championship.”