Inter Milan defender Yann Bisseck discusses his first campaign at the club while revealing his high ambitions for the future.

The 23-year-old joined the Nerazzurri last summer as a relatively unknown player.

While he initially struggled for playing time, the German’s appearances increased as the season progressed. He often acted as an understudy for Benjamin Pavard as a right centre-back.

Bisseck explained how moving from Aarhus to Inter Milan was a massive career step-up, as he became teammates with players he had only seen on TV.

“Sometimes I had to pinch myself to understand if it was all real,” said the defender in his interview with Transfermarkt via Calciomercato.

“I knew most of the players only from TV or the FIFA game. Suddenly I found myself sharing the dressing room with them and being part of the group.

“They were really kind to me. But when you are at a club as big as Inter nobody gives you anything, you have to earn your status.

“At the beginning, I noticed that the others wanted to see what I’m capable of in training.

“It’s a completely different level to what I was used to. They told me that playing ten games for Inter would be equivalent to a good campaign.

“I can complain but I wouldn’t have been happy if I hadn’t earned playing time. This is how an athlete should think.”

Inter Milan Defender Yann Bisseck Reveals His Ambitions At The Club

Bisseck is determined to carve himself more space starting next term and cement himself as a protagonist at the club.

“Now I want to take the next step starting next season. I want to play the big matches, including the Champions League. And I set my sights on the national team.

“The club’s veterans gave me the feeling that I could become a pillar. I like this thought.

“I don’t have to hide my ambitions, I have unique qualities. And the coach knows how much I’m worth.”

The young defender also talks about his rapport with his coach Simone Inzaghi.

“At the beginning, I couldn’t express myself in Italian, so we didn’t talk much. There was a language barrier but he never thought I wasn’t good enough.

“I also felt he had difficulty benching me because he knew I was worth a starting shirt.

“Now that I understand the language, he explains things to me, tells me to be patient, and that I’m on the right path. He’s a truly kind-hearted person.”