Inter Milan goalkeeper Yann Sommer looks back on his maiden campaign at the club and what it was like to replace a top-notch custodian like Andre Onana.

The Nerazzurri signed the 35-year-old last summer after selling the Cameroonian to Manchester United for circa 55 million euros.

Although the latter had only spent a single campaign at Appiano Gentile, he had already cemented himself as a fan favorite, especially for his heroic displays en route towards the Champions League final.

Nevertheless, Sommer proved to be a capable replacement.

The Swiss had also found himself in a similar situation earlier in his career when he filled in for Marc-Andre Ter Stegen at Borussia Monchengladbach when the latter left for Barcelona.

The Nerazzurri goalkeeper insists he never tried to imitate any goalkeeper he replaced throughout his career.

“My previous experience at ‘Gladbach certainly helps. Even though, back then, it was a challenge that I had to accept,” explained Sommer in his interview with SRF via FcInterNews.

“My goal has always been not to be a copy of another goalkeeper. I, Yann Sommer, wanted to be a good goalkeeper at a new club.

“I have always done well not to compare myself with others, but rather bring my own game, ideas and creativity to the pitch.”

Inter Milan Goalkeeper Yann Sommer Never Intended To Copy Andre Onana

The former Bayern Munich man weighed in on the marvelous experience he enjoyed after winning the Serie A title.

“The Inter fans adore the club, they prove it in every home and away match. You can feel this immense joy at every moment.

“For a footballer, it is one of the most beautiful things there is. The Scudetto parade was unbelievable.

“It took us seven and a half hours to pass 2.5km. There were so many people, including little children. It was beautiful.”

Finally, Sommer revealed he often gets goosebumps when playing at San Siro.

“The first months at Inter were particularly special. I’ve been lucky enough to play in big stadiums in front of great fans throughout my career.

“San Siro is even more special. Everyone says the same thing. It’s loud and hot on an emotional, euphoric level. I often had goosebumps.”