Asked how it’s possible that his club is 18 points behind the Serie A leading Napoli, Hakan Calhanoglu spoke frankly: “No one expected Inter to be so far behind. Napoli deserve to be there, but it’s our fault like last year. We could have been closer if we hadn’t lost points,” the star midfielder told Gazzetta dello Sport in an exclusive on newsstands Friday. “Nobody will catch Napoli, but we have to play with the right attitude regardless, the same attitude we had with Porto in every match. We want to win the Italian Cup and we can surprise in the Champions League….Two Inters? It’s difficult to explain, even I often wonder why. It’s difficult to play in Porto, but anything can happen.”
And now that Brozovic is back in the middle, how can it work in the formation?”
Thanks to the return of Brozo, but we are one of the most complete midfields in Europe”.
And would you like another derby in the Champions League quarterfinals?
“Very much, that would be history!”.
How close are you to a contract renewal with the club?
“I’m proud that Inter want to renew me and my will is to stay here. But I want to stay in Milan even after football. Maybe I’ll even open a 100% Turkish restaurant that is currently missing in the city”.