Inter midfielder Arturo Vidal has given his thoughts about his return to training and the upcoming season.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Inter TV moments before kick-off in the friendly clash with Crotone, the Chilean spoke highly of new head coach Simone Inzaghi and reflected the attitude of the squad stating that there is a hunger to compete and defend the Scudetto.
The 34-year-old is back from his vacation following his exertions with the Chilean national team at the Copa America, and he is glad to be back with the Nerazzurri after the time away.
Despite injury problems limiting his contributions last season, and despite links away from the club in the summer transfer window, the Chilean’s attitude is confident as he looks to prepare for the upcoming season with the Nerazzurri to win more trophies.
On his holidays, the Chilean said that they were “Great, I had a great holiday and I’m happy to be back and ready to get back to giving my all.”
Vidal also had words of congratulations for teammate Lautaro Martinez, who won the Copa America with Argentina.
“I played in the Copa America with Chile,” he said “we lost against Brazil. I talked to Lautaro before and after the final.
“I think what he did is very important – he won a trophy with Argentina. It had been a long time since they had won anything. For him and for his career it is very important. I congratulated him and the team. I’m happy for him.”
Asked about his first impressions of Inzaghi, he said, “I met the coach, I have been talking to him for three days. I think he is an excellent coach who speaks well and makes the team feel good.
“I spoke to teammates who told me they are happy.”
Moving to the mood around the training camp, he stated “we are working well, we are working hard. This is important because we need to have a good league season and a great Champions League.”
Next, the midfielder was asked whether he wants to get back onto the pitch, responding “A lot. Last year I didn’t have too good a year, I lost the last few months of the season through an injury.
“This year I want to be 100% and make the whole world feel who Arturo Vidal is.”
“I talked to the club, we have a good relationship,” he continued, “They have a lot of faith in me and I also in them.
“This year has to go better, the Vidal that everyone knows has to come out. I want to work hard. This year we have to aim for another Scudetto and go all the way in the Champions League.”