- Feb 18, 2010
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“I was very happy to know that Inter were interested in me. I couldn’t fail to take such an importance chance at a great club like Inter,” he told their website.
“After an intense season I also played in the Copa America, which was a very difficult competition. Now I am resting so I can start the next campaign with grit and give my best for Inter.
“I won’t set limits, we simply want to achieve all our objectives. We’ll be playing in the Europa League, an exciting competition, and we must take it very seriously. I played it many times and it is a very demanding tournament.
“I was fortunate enough to win the Europa League, the Olympics and Copa Libertadores, but I’d love to win the Champions League.
“Obviously it would be wonderful to win the Europa League again, but we know it’s a very difficult path and we must do it all together, game after game, round after round, with the utmost effort.”
Banega goes to increase the Argentine contingent at Inter, including Mauro Icardi and Rodrigo Palacio, but it’s reported he made the move after a phone call from ex-captain and current Vice-President Zanetti.
“Obviously the Argentine legends at Inter take your breath away, as so many Argentines have played with this jersey and now it’s my turn.
“Being alongside players like Mauro and Rodrigo will make things easier, as they are fantastic. I got the chance to talk to Zanetti, we exchanged a few messages and it’s fantastic.
“Inter are an historic club who have to always be in the most important competitions. They’ve won titles including the Champions League and it is an honour to get the chance to play here.
“Many great players have been here, but I think I can say Javier Zanetti is a symbol for everyone.”
Does Banega have a message for the Nerazzurri fans?
“The time has come to play on the Inter pitch, help the team and conquer many trophies together.”