Inter President Steven Zhang believes that the Nerazzurri can be a top ten team in European club football, and his ambition is to keep them at this level.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the President was very convinced by the team’s showing against Liverpool in the Champions League.

Inter have finished first and second in the past two Serie A seasons, and even with narrow defeat in the Scudetto race in the season just gone showed that they have not let their level drop following the departure of Antonio Conte as head coach.

Zhang fully believes that Simone Inzaghi is the right man to bring and keep the team’s level to being not just at the top of Italian football, but also competitive at the highest European level.

The Nerazzurri did not look out of place in their two-legged Champions League round of sixteen tie against Liverpool, finalists in the competition and winners three years ago, and even beat the Reds at home in the second league.

Inter were dumped out on aggregate from the tie, but given that calibre of the opposition Zhang felt that it was still an extremely encouraging performance on the Nerazzurri’s return to the Champions league knockout rounds.

Accordingly, the President has set the target of being one of the top ten club sides in Europe for the foreseeable future under Inzaghi.