Current Sampdoria coach Dejan Stankovic feels that he and his teammates did something important for the history of the Nerazzurri during his time at the club.

Speaking to Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the Serb looked back on his playing career and compared his time at Lazio and Inter whilst he was playing in Serie A.

Whilst there are already early signs that Stankovic could make a real impact in coaching based on his time in charge of Red Star Belgrade as well as his work with relegation-threatened Sampdoria, it will be a ways before he can really rival the impact that he made on the pitch.

Before he hung up his boots, Stankovic was able to establish himself as a legend in the respective histories of both Lazio and Inter.

Whilst his impact was different with the Biancocelesti and the Nerazzurri, as he was in different periods of his career and at clubs with different aims, he cemented his place in the history books with both.

Asked to compare the two, Stankovic said that “Both are important, I’ll always be grateful to Lazio for giving me my first opportunity, and in particular Cragnotti.”

“Then, with Inter we wrote an important chapter in the club’s history,” he added.