Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni feels that he would like to remain at the Nerazzurri for a long time to come.

Speaking in the matchday programme for this evening’s Supercoppa Italina clash with AC Milan, via FCInter1908, the 23-year-old reflected on what being at Inter means to him, and noted that playing for the club has always been his dream.

Bastoni joined Inter from Atalanta in the summer of 2017, and then spent the next two seasons on loan, first back with La Dea and then with Parma where he really broke out in Serie A.

In the 2019-20 season, the young defender made his debut for the Nerazzurri, and he was soon trusted to be a regular part of the starting eleven by then-coach Antonio Conte despite his age.

From then on, Bastoni has gone from strength to strength in an Inter shirt.

The 23-year-old is now a key player at the back under current Inter coach Simone Inzaghi.

For his part, Bastoni hopes that things can stay that way for the future.

“I spent twelve years in Bergamo with the Atalanta youth academy, and even today I have a strong bond with that city,” the defender looked back.

“In Parma I experienced what it means to play in Serie A, the season that I was there was very important to me growing and being able to come back and be ready for Inter.”

“Milan is the city where I now live, and it’s where I see myself being for many years,” Bastoni continued, “it represents my dream – playing at the San Siro wearing the Inter shirt.”

Of the importance of the Supercoppa Italiana match, Bastoni said that “Last season we lifted the Supercoppa after an unforgettable match against Juventus.”

“It was a tough battle from the first minute to the last,” the defender went on, “Sanchez’s felt like an explosion of joy, celebrating in front of our fans was a special feeling.”

Of facing off against city rivals AC Milan in this evening’s match, the 23-year-old said that “The derby is always the derby!”

“It won’t be an easy match, we know that, but we’ll do our best to bring it home,” he added.

Bastoni stated that “We know Milan well, they’re a team with great quality, but we have to play the way we know we can, like the real Inter, so that we can lift this trophy again, and also give ourselves a boost in terms of confidence and morale.”