Yann Sommer has already established himself as a popular figure at Inter Milan. However, his prowess between the posts isn’t the only factor behind his growing acclaim.
The 34-year-old arrived in the summer as a replacement for Andre Onana who joined Manchester United.
The Swiss was hellbent on making his transfer from Bayern Munich to the Nerazzurri and eventually got his wish.
The experienced custodian earned three clean sheets on his first three appearances for the club.
On Wednesday, his heroics kept Inter in the Champions League clash against Real Sociedad. The Spaniards took an early lead and were pushing for additional strikes.
Nevertheless, Sommer pulled off a string of saves to prevent a first defeat this season. Lautaro Martinez eventually grabbed a precious equalizer late in the match. But it was the goalkeeper who was deemed to be the Man of the Match.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, Sommer has already established himself as a favorite at Simone Inzaghi’s court.
Although he was a fallback option in the summer, he has already proven to be up to the task.
Yann Sommer Has Become A Beloved Figure At Inter Milan Thanks To His Exploits On The Pitch And Serene Presence In The Locker Room
Thanks to Sommer’s exploits, Onana is gradually becoming a distant memory at Inter, claims the source, while the management no longer regrets missing out on Guglielmo Vicario.
Besides his technical abilities, the Nerazzurri also appreciate Sommer for his role as a silent leader.
The summer signing has been a serene presence in the dressing room, one that doesn’t produce any theatrics or drama, while also managing to smoothly communicate with his teammates.