Inter defender Milan Skriniar is hoping that he can go on to have a long-term legacy at the Nerazzurri similar to that of former Napoli captain Marik Hamsik for the Partenopei.

Speaking while with the Slovak national team, as reported by FCInterNews, the 27-year-old expressed the desire to emulate the kind of achievements that his compatriot managed in Serie A, but in an Inter shirt.

Skriniar joined Inter in the summer of 2017 from Sampdoria, and over the past five seasons he has established himself as a key figure in the Nerazzurri’s backline and already won three trophies with the club in the form of the Scudetto, the Supercoppa Italiana, and the Coppa Italia.

The defender believes that he can potentially go on to have the kind of career that Hamsik did in Italy despite playing for a different team and in a different position, and feels committed as ever to Inter.

“I’d like to be able to do something similar to what Hamsik did at Napoli,” he said. “Inter are back to competing in Europe, there’s real progress.”

“The fans can also see it,” he continued, “there were 75,000 spectators at every home game.”

The 27-year-old was clear that “My future is at Inter, I have a contract and nothing has changed.”

Of transfer rumours linking him away from the club, he said that “They come around every few months, every year, but there’s nothing to them. I’m satisfied at Inter. We won the Scudetto, then two other trophies. We still have more goals to achieve.”

Of the season just gone, he said that “There was talk of a catastrophic scenario, because two important players left and the coach,” he said.

“Inzaghi arrived,” he went on, “he gave a new identity to the team and we proved to be among the best in Italy and in Europe. ”

“Overall, the season was successful,” Skriniar contended. “We defeated Liverpool at Anfield after facing Real in the group stage, the two Champions League finalists – we’ve confirmed that we can go toe-to-toe with anyone.”