Inter summer signing Joaquin Correa is glad to be at Inter, and hopes that he can make a significant contribution to the club going forward.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, the Argentine forward gave his thoughts on being at the Nerazzurri and on how his first few weeks as an Inter player have gone.
Correa has already been in Italian football for three seasons, growing his reputation with Lazio until he followed coach Simone Inzaghi to Inter from the Biancocelesti this summer.
After scoring a brace from the bench in his first Inter match two win the match against Hellas Verona, the 26-year-old’s time at the Giuseppe Meazza has cooled down and become less hectic by comparison.
However, he still has things in perspective and is fully committed to helping his new team have a successful season, believing that he is in the right place to realize his own ambitions.
On his debut, Correa said, “It was great, it was my first match, I really wanted to come on, it was a beautiful day. Then they told me it hadn’t happened for a long time, I was happy because we had won. In 2012 I was a child who wanted to come to Inter at all costs, I was here, but I was not yet ready for a club of this statyre, I had this desire to come here.”
“Inter wanted me then I was in Argentina,” the forward went on, “a wonderful feeling, I dreamed of playing here. I dreamed of coming to Inter, then Inzaghi’s call removed all doubts. Since I arrived, everyone has made me feel at home, they have made me understand what Inter is and the responsibility we have.”
Correa reflected that “It’s a significant shirt. Playing with such top-class players is easier, I can’t wait to keep playing.”
On his former club Lazio the Argentine said, “I felt good in Rome, and with my teammates. We won trophies, we did well and now I feel great at Inter, my teammates trust me. They welcomed me very well, I’ve changed my way of playing so much over time. At Sevilla I learned a lot, and with the national team, experiences that make you grow.”
On his ambitions for the season, he stated that “We hope to keep going, now let’s just think about the next match. I will try to give my best as always. It will be tough this year, there are at least five teams that can fight at the top, that can do well. There are many, in the Italian league you never know how it will end. We are confident.”
Correa also spoke of the influence his friend and former Inter player Juan Veron had on him, saying “Veron is important, he helped me a lot. Good mentality at Estudiantes, they teach you so many things. As a child I played football all day, my father came to pick me up.”
“Nobody in my family played, it’s my thing,” he went on, “I grew up with the inspiration of Maradona, then seeing Messi and the Argentine team was nice. You want to learn from these players and events. I want to win at Inter and with Argentina. Among my friends we all wanted to start for Argentina.”