Defender Benjamin Pavard feels that joining Inter Milan was a statement of intent regarding his desire to fight for trophies.

Speaking to InterTV after completing his move to the Nerazzurri, via FCInterNews, the Frenchman explained why he chose to leave Bayern Munich for Inter, and expressed his desire to help the team to the Serie A title and the second start.

Now it’s official – Pavard is an Inter player.

The 27-year-old completed his move today.

The Nerazzurri have landed their man after having reportedly pursued him for eight months. Pavard comes in to replace Milan Skriniar on the right side of their defense.

By all accounts, Pavard’s own desire was a key aspect of his move to Inter happening.

Bayern were not necessarily keen to lose hold of the former Stuttgart defender. However, the player insisted, and in the end he pushed them to allow him to join the Nerazzurri.

Benjamin Pavard: Joined Inter Milan To Win Trophies

Sitting in Inter’s trophy room, Pavard said that “Inter are a winning club. Just look at all the trophies behind me.”

He continued, “I play football to win. That’s why I came to Inter.”

Of linking up with former Bayern teammate Yann Sommer, and French national teammate Marcus Thuram, Pavard said that “We spoke several times.”

“I’ve exchanged several messages with Marcus already,” he added. “He told me that the atmosphere here is fantastic.”

“I’m happy to join a club of this stature.”

Regarding what he can bring to Inter, Pavard said “All the experience I’ve gained playing for Bayern Munich and for the French national team. ”

“I’ve learned a lot,” the Frenchman continued. “I’ve arrived with a specific goal in mind. To show that I can give my all.”

Pavard noted that “I want to win the Scudetto, to put the second start on the Inter shirt.”

“I live to win trophies,” Pavard said. “And that’s the important thing for the fans here, and for the whole club.”

“I’ll do everything I possibly can to win as many titles here as possible,” he added.

“This team has world-class players who will help us reach our goals.”

Regarding his best position, Pavard said that “I can play at centre-back, or at fullback in a back four.”