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Bastoni: ‘I never had doubts about leaving Inter’

Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni says he is fully committed to the club because he has everything he needs with the Nerazzurri. The Italy international had been linked with a move to Spurs in recent months and there was a brief suggestion the club may sacrifice him in order to fund their summer transfer moves.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Bastoni discussed seeing their city rivals win the scudetto and his future with the club.

“I’ll admit, they were hard images to digest, but it’s normal. Not winning already is bad, if it’s the neighbours from home who win, even more so….

We will do everything to be the ones celebrating in the city next time.

I never had the slightest doubt about leaving Inter, here I have everything I need to feel good and express myself at my best. I feel great with my teammates, with the club, I adore Milan and so why go elsewhere?

I am happy to be here, I see myself for many more years with this shirt and, in the meantime, I hope to win a lot more.

Skriniar? He embodies the Inter spirit. Milan have grown over the years and we’ve grown with him in the department we’ve built together.

In addition, he is my best friend in the squad. It would be a real shame if he left us right now, I hope he stays. I think we will still do many great things together.

I found the exact same great person and the same great striker. I was not impressed by his choice, when you are so comfortable somewhere, you somehow want to go back there. It’s a natural, human feeling.

We welcomed him back in a great way, there are no regrets or remorse, all we need now is for him to make us win like 2 years ago. Romelu and will give us a big hand in Italy and Europe. One thing is certain, we’re aiming for the maximum in every competition.

Juventus? They’ve improved a lot, I see them as the most dangerous opponent. They’ve signed a lot of strong players like Di Maria, Pogba and Bremer, they’ll be a battleship. Bonucci says Juve is back?

It’s true, but it’s also true that Inter never left. We know our qualities and strength, we won the Scudetto two years ago and we have everything to repeat that.

We have been playing together for more years, that improves the understanding, the game mechanisms, the strength of the squad. So yes, in my opinion our team is stronger than last year and can aim to do well in every competition.”

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