Ex-Inter Milan Player Profile: Wesley Sneijder

Ex-Inter Milan Player Profile: Wesley Sneijder
September 15, 2021 09:30
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Arguably one of the best midfielders since the 2000s, Wesley Sneijder was one of the more important pieces in the success of Inter Milan in the past decade.

The then Dutch international came to Inter Milan from Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 with a reported transfer fee of 15 million euros.

At the time, Sneijder was a seasoned player with just enough experience which was exactly what Inter needed at the time.

Now with the gift of hindsight, football lovers would have offers like the Unibet Promo Code to make the most out of Sneidjer’s many impressive performances as an Inter player.

His Time At Inter

Sneijder spent about 3 years in Inter and was part of the golden generation that won the Champions League, the Serie A and the FIFA club world cup. He also won the Coppa Italia twice.

Sneijder made his debut for Inter Milan just a day after his signing, also helping Inter to a glorious 4-0 derby victory against AC Milan.

Sneijder was known for his prowess as an attacking midfielder but he could also play various other positions like being a winger.

His time at Inter saw him find the back of the net 22 times in 116 matches in all competitions. He also had 35 assists.

Sneijder’s time at Inter was arguably the golden moment of his career. Following his success at the club in his first year, he was shortlisted for the Ballon D’or but eventually lost out to Lionel Messi.

He was named the best midfielder of the Champions League by UEFA. One of his greatest moments for the club was providing an assist for the first goal at the Champions League final.

He was clinical in every touch and invariably made Inter better. He also scored numerous free kicks for the club.
Sadly, his time at the club ended sooner than expected. Sneijder had an injury spell that kept him on the sidelines for a while.

Due to certain differences as regards his contract, Sneijder eventually left the club in 2013 to join the Turkish side — Galatasaray.

Sneijder won 6 trophies during his time at Inter.

Sneijder Sniper

Sneijder wasn’t nicknamed “the sniper” for no reason. He was capable of attacking the best teams from all angles. His short stature created a beautiful balance for him when running with the ball. He also had a pace that was difficult to keep up with.

Whenever there was a free-kick in a dangerous position, Sneijder was the go-to guy and he would usually hit the target. Dead balls were his favourite place.

Asides from scoring free-kicks, Sneijder could put in a killer cross. Sneijder’s versatility made him even better. He could hit with both his right and his left foot.

The power in his shot was often enough to make keepers tremble. He played his role as a midfielder as well as anyone of the best.

He had a terrific long passing ability and could create plays from a deep position in the midfield. He could also play as a false 9 likewise as a winger.

Conclusion

Sneijder was, without a doubt, one of Inter’s best signings in the past decade. He had so much impact in such a short time and he will forever be in the hearts of Inter fans — both as a player and as a person.

By Editorial Staff

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