Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana admits that Champions League final opponents Man City are the best team in the world.
Speaking to InterTV following the Nerazzurri’s 3-2 Serie A win over Atalanta, via FCInterNews, the 27-year-old nevertheless stressed that the Nerazzurri believe they can go to Istanbul and make history on June 10.
Inter head to Istanbul next month knowing that they are just one match away from immortality.
However, the Nerazzurri will also know exactly what stands in their way.
Pep Guardiola’s Cityzens have just seen off Arsenal to win the Premier League for the fifth time in just six seasons. Moreover, City made a big statement with their 4-0 demolition of Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal second leg.
However, Inter could well have a strategy to counter the Cityzens.
Moreover, the Nerazzurri have quality of their own. The Nerazzurri’s individual brilliance as well as organization and grit have been on display throughout the knockout rounds.
Andre Onana Believes It’s Possible Vs Man City
Asked about the final, Onana replied that “We’re up against maybe the best team in the world. They play great football.”
“But it’s a final,” he continued. We’ll go there to make history, for ourselves and for Inter.”
“I can’t promise victory, but I can promise that we’ll give everything on the pitch,” the Cameroonian stressed.
“We have character and personality,” he added. “We’re facing a difficult match, but I believe that by working together we’ll have our chances.”
“It’s a football match and we’ll give everything to win,” Onana stressed. “Because the finals aren’t played, but rather won.”
Beating Atalanta To Secure UCL Football “Like A Final”
The Inter keeper also gave his thoughts on the importance of beating Atalanta 3-2 in Serie A.
“Today was like a final,” he said. “A match that was enormously important for us, perhaps the most important match of the season.”
“I’m very happy with this win, and for achieving this objective,” the 27-year-old said of securing Champions League football for next season. “Now let’s keep going like this.”