I'm here to help Inter Milan win laurels--Kwadwo Asamoah

Author: Peter Sarbah
Kwadwo Asamoah has began pre-season training with his teammates after being unveiled by Inter

Ghana international Kwadwo Asamoah completed his switch from Juventus to Inter Milan with a promise to help the Giuseppe Meazza side win laurels.

Asamoah, who made 156 appearances for Juventus scoring five goals and providing 21 assists, signed a three-year deal that would keep him with the Nerazzuri until 2021.

Speaking in an interview after he signed the deal, the 29-year-old former Liberty Professionals player said, although he had a wealth of experience playing in Italy's topflight since 2008 when he signed for Udinese, he was at the San Siro club to improve and for a new adventure.

"I'm really grateful for the messages from the fans, my teammates and all the backroom staff. I feel at home already. My goal is to help the team achieve more than last season," he said. 

"No player can reach these goals by himself, you need to be united as a team and all work together. I have experience, but I'm here to keep improving -- my teammates can help me achieve this."

The midfield star explained that his decision to opt for the Nerazzuri side ahead of other suitors was because he believed the club had great plans for the future following his interaction with Inter coach Luciano Spalletti and the club's sporting director.

"I spoke to the coach, the sporting director and my family. This is a big career opportunity for me, which is why I chose the Nerazzurri. Inter are heading in the right direction and I wanted to be part of this."

"We got acquainted with our new teammates yesterday and since then there has been no distinction between new arrivals and those who were already here last season."

Asamoah's six-year spell with Juventus was hugely successful as he won six straight Serie A titles, three Supercoppa Italiana, four Coppa Italia and two UEFA champions League runners-up medals.

Doing well in the Champions League remains high on his priority list at Inter.

"The Champions League is a competition where the best European teams go head-to-head and we want to do well. We have to work hard and progress as far as possible. In terms of facing my former teammates? I'm not thinking about that.

"I'm here to work hard and help my team. I'm not thinking about other players or other teams. You can't focus on just one team, you have to focus on all of them to have a good league campaign."

"The project with this team convinced me that they want to improve on their achievements in recent years. I have played on the left hand-side a lot, and as a centre-midfield too at Udinese. Ultimately, the boss will decide. I'm ready to give my all in order to perform well.

"I've met the staff and the Inter employees. I'm confident we can do well. I feel good from a physical point of view. I trained every day during last season and I've never had problems. I'm aware of the rivalry between those teams, I chose this club and I'm here to do my best for them."