Handanovic: ‘Inter the top club I wanted’
The goalkeeper was officially unveiled as Inter’s new goalkeeper on Wednesday afternoon and is set to become the club’s first choice shot-stopper despite the Beneamata already having Julio Cesar.
"Inter are the top club I wanted, I've always worked hard to get to a top club like Inter, a top club where you can win things,” he told the journalists at Pinzolo.
Julio Cesar has been Inter’s number one goalkeeper since his arrival in 2006, and now has a shadow cast over his future.
"I respect and admire Julio Cesar a lot. I think he's a great keeper but this has got nothing to do with me. Besides, that's the way football goes. When he joined Inter, [Francesco] Toldo was here.
“All I can say is that I'll be putting everything I have into it, all my professionalism. I'm starting from scratch here; I'm not looking at who was here before me or what they did.”
Handanovic joined Udinese in 2004 but after several loan spells he eventually won over the first team shirt in 2007, where his impressive displays saw him voted in as the best goalkeeper for several years running.
"Maybe I could have left Udine earlier but we were getting good results and I was happy to stay there,” continued Handanovic. “I didn't feel I needed anything else. I'm 28 now and I'm still at the right age for a change. I have changed and I'm happy.”