Inter Milan Simone Inzaghi is a big fan of former Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada.

Speaking in a press conference from Osaka during the Nerazzurri’s preseason tour of Japan, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach gave his thoughts on the 26-year-old Japanese international and also on the upcoming season, stressing the desire to win the Serie A title.

Inter are now just a few weeks away from their Serie A season kicking off.

Before then, however, the team are still in the midst of their preseason.

The squad have already assembled in training for a couple weeks now. And on Sunday, the Nerazzurri made the trip to Japan.

Inter will give their Japanese supporters a rare chance to see them play in the stadium.

They’ll take on the likes of Al-Nassr and Paris Saint-Germain in friendly matches.

Inzaghi: Inter Want To Win Serie A Title, Daichi Kamada An “Interesting Player”

“Last season was excellent,” Inzaghi said. “We won the Coppa Italia, the Supercoppa Italiana, and reached the Champions League final, which was a major accomplishment for us.”

“We’ve seen growth at the European level compared to my first season at the Nerazzurri,” the coach added. “We don’t reach the final of the Champions League every season.”

“It was the first time we’d reached the final in twelve years. That’s a source of pride.”

As far as goals for next season, Inzaghi said that “Of course we’d like to keep the momentum up in Europe. We know that will be difficult though.”

“And the club’s ultimate goal is winning the Scudetto. So we’re trying to strengthen for it, and prepare as best we can.”

“We have hope that we’ll be able to win the title,” Inzaghi said.

Of his role as coach, Inzaghi said that “The role of coach is important. But for me, the main thing is the players, they’re fundamental to everything.”

“And then I have lots of great staff,” he added.

Of the state of Italian football, the Inter coach said that “Apart from the cliche about catenaccio, I’d say that Italian football is improving a lot.”

“In fact Inter, Roma, and Fiorentina all reached their respective European finals last season,” he observed.

“Italian football is on the rise,” Inzaghi said.

“In Serie A there are twenty teams, ten who play with a back four and ten with a back three.”

“The 3-5-2 formation has given me a lot of guarantees,” the former Lazio coach noted. “But as coaches, we’re ready for anything.”

“In my first few seasons at Lazio, I played with a back four.”

Of the trip to Japan, Inzaghi said that “We’ve only been here for one day. I’ve never been to Japan.”

“I’m happy to be here because I wanted to get to know this country,” the coach said. “I’ve enjoyed Osaka a lot.”

“I know we have a lot of fans here, and seeing them has been brilliant.”

And regarding particular Japanese players that he’s a fan of, the Inter coach had one in mind.

“There are quite a few who are doing well right now, there have been some in Italy recently,” he observed.

“I’m thinking of Kamada in particular, who’s an interesting player. I know he’s in negotiations with multiple big clubs.”

“I’ve faced him as an opponent when he was at Eintracht,” Inzaghi noted of Kamada. “He has a lot of quality.”