Italy wingback Raoul Bellanova recalls his time at Inter Milan and names Manchester City fullback Kyle Walker as his role model.

The 23-year-old spent the previous campaign on loan with the Nerazzurri. He initially struggled for playing time as he had to compete with more experienced players like Denzel Dumfries and Matteo Darmian.

The Italian started collecting more minutes towards the end of the season and even had a cameo in the Champions League final against Man City.

However, Inter opted against buying his card from Cagliari who eventually sold him to Torino.

Bellanova has been enjoying an impressive campaign with the Granata, and even earned his debut with the Italian national team.

But despite Inter’s snub, the player still cherishes his experience at the club. He believes that the lows he endured were important for his growth.

“The bad moment I experienced with Empoli helped me improve mentally,” said Bellanova in his interview with DAZN Via FcInter1908.

“it’s not easy to come out of such a difficult situation, come back and play at San Siro.

“The fans are rightly demanding because it’s a great club that aspires to achieve great things.

“Right from the start my coach and teammates supported me, They made me feel calm. From that match, something clicked in my head.”

“It could have destroyed me but instead, I became more aware. And then, it was always on the up.”

Raoul Bellanova Feels Inter Milan Departure Was The Right Choice – Learns From Kyle Walker

The wingback believes that parting ways with Inter was the right choice for both parties.

“I have to thank Inzaghi because he put a young player in a Champions League final. That match was also the last step before making the right choice, which went well for both myself and Inter.

“That’s because I wanted more playing time and the chance to prove my worth.”

Finally, Bellanova explains why he considers Kyle Walker as his idol.

“As a child, I was an Inter fan, so I always watched Maicon. But we are two different players.

“Over the years, I have started to learn from Kyle Walker, I see myself in him from a physical and technical standpoint.”