On-loan Inter striker Andrea Pinamonti is glad to be at Empoli this season, and he is ready to show the improvements that he made playing for the Nerazzurri last season.

Speaking at a press conference where he was unveiled as an Empoli player, as reported by FCInterNews, the 22-year-old explained that his time spent with Inter last season under Antonio Conte saw him develop his game a lot.

Pinamonti did not receive much playing time last season under Conte, though he did appear and make his contributions to the Scudetto win, and he was not set to be a major part of Simone Inzaghi’s plans going forward.

For this reason, a loan move away always looked to be the most likely outcome for the season, and a reunion with coach Aurelio Andreazzolli, with whom he worked at Genoa, is now at hand for the young striker.

Newly-promoted Empoli have put their faith in Pinamonti, and he believes that he can help the Tuscans make a big impression in Serie A and that his time with Inter is a big part of the reason why this is.

“I have certainly improved a lot,” he stated of his time with the Nerazzurri. “I have said it several times. It is not true that I lost a year, because it was a season in which I learned a lot that I hope to bring here.”

He went on, “For us, safety is everyone’s goal and you have to work hard to ensure it. The choice to come here was made to allow me to show what i can do – I hope to play more.”