Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic has spoken about his time at Inter, reflecting on the effect that the Nerazzurri had on him despite his relatively little game time.

Speaking to German broadcaster Heute, the striker discussed how his time in Milan affected his development as a player.

Arnautovic joined the Nerazzurri in 2009 from Dutch side Twente, but he failed to cement his place in the squad, making only three appearances in Serie A during his time with the club.

He moved to Werder Bremen for the next season, where he found more game time, subsequently featuring regularly for the likes of Stoke City, West Ham United, and Shanghai Port as well as the Austrian national team.

However, even though his lone season at the Giuseppe Meazza was the one in which he has played the least during his career, the Austrian found the atmosphere and being surrounded by top players and manager Jose Mournho to be highly instructive and inspiring as the club won the treble.

Arnautovic’s words:

“Italy always has a place in my heart. I played for Inter, though unfortunately not very much.

“But I was able to learn a lot of Hernan Crespo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Adriano, and of course Jose Mourinho. I am often in contact with Jose.”