Argentinian players have a long history of success wearing the black and blue of Internazionale. From the likes of Hernan Crespo and Julio Cruz to club legends like Javier Zanetti, the history of Inter has seen many people hailing from Argentina find a home in Milan. One player who might be soon to join that list of Joaquin Correa, the Argentine international excelling for Inter at the moment.
Having arrived in the summer from Lazio, the player recently admitted that he had other intriguing options to choose from. Options included a move to England, believed to be with Manchester City, but the player admitted that his bond with ex-Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi – now at Inter – was a driving force in his decision to move from Rome to Milan.
Arriving on a loan deal with the obligation to sign the player in the summer of 2022, the player has scored four goals in fifteen games and has generally impressed. His committed approach to attacking and his general bite on the pitch has quickly endeared him to one of the most demanding fanbases in European football.
Part of the success so far stems from his desire to make good on his promise to Inzaghi. In a recent interview with Corriere dello Sport, Correa admitted that his old coach was a major factor in his new move, saying: I had other options, but I strongly wanted to work with him again,
“He is a great coach, one who makes you feel well. He obtained great results at Lazio, building a solid group where everyone knew what they could give. He is an ambitious coach, perfect for Inter. Many Inter players texted me to convince me to join the club. Lautaro started when we were playing in the Copa America with Argentina, then Calhanoglu and Vidal continued…”
Correa excited to renew fight with Roma
Having played for Lazio, it is no surprise that Correa is licking his lips with anticipation of playing against Roma. The player enjoyed some great evenings in celeste up against the capital giants, and hopes to continue to do the same now. Asked about what he thought of both Roma this year and how Inter have done so far this year, the Argentine added: “It won’t be easy. Roma are a strong team with important players. However, I am convinced that we can beat them if we play as we know.”
He also remarked that he had played against the new Roma coach in the past, and was quick to praise the Portuguese for his work at Trigoria so far, saying: “I played against Mourinho’s Manchester United when I was at Sevilla. We picked up a draw in the first leg and we won at Old Trafford. I hope the game against Roma will end like that night.
“Every Inter fan has great memories about Mourinho, he’s proved his worth here and everywhere else, but we want to beat him tomorrow. We deserve to be up there in the standings, we are improving and we won to win the Scudetto again.”
For Inter fans, then, this might just be the start of another exciting relationship with an Argentinian. If he can repeat his performances so far in Rome, it will go a long way to establishing his early impact.