Inter owned goalkeeper Ionut Radu has shared his delight at his decision to join fellow Serie A side Parma on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
The Romanian international shot-stopper spent the first half of the season out on loan at Genoa but upon him losing his place in the team to the more experienced Mattia Perin, the decision was taken for him to be recalled and loaned out elsewhere where eh would get more playing time.
“I am very happy with the choice I made. I want to work and get the best possible results. I am here to help the team achieve its goals,” he explained to gathered media during his official presentation earlier on today.
He proceeded to explain why he decided to chose Parma.
“The first time I set foot on the pitch in Italy was here in Parma, I was a trialist here at 15 years of age then fate made me come back here and I’m very happy.”
He was then asked if he is ready for Parma’s upcoming match with Lazio on Sunday: ”I am always ready. I’m working hard to convince the coach, I can help the team.”
Next he was asked if he has been told by the manager that he will be playing.
“We don’t talk about these things. In the end it is what you do on the field that decides, you must always give everything on the field and put the maximum effort in, then in the end, as in all the teams, the manager decides.”
Radu then discussed what he thinks his biggest strengths are.
“My mental strength is my strong point but also something that still needs to be worked on because everything stars from a psychological level. By improving this, everything else is improved.”
He also spoke on just how quickly the move to the Ducali club came about.
“I was going to the Inter headquarters to talk about my future because I didn’t know what to do, in the end the phone call came and I came to Parma, there wasn’t much to decide. I chose to come here.”