I Hope To Meet Real Madrid In Champions League Final – Inter Midfielder Wesley Sneijder
Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder talked about his former club Real Madrid and the Champions League.
There are two important matches coming up for Inter in the coming days as they travel to face Genoa tomorrow before welcoming Dynamo Kiev to the Giuseppe Meazza in the Champions League on Tuesday.
In the Nerazzurri’s last league match against Udinese, newly signed midfielder Wesley Sneijder scored the winning goal in injury time. Today the Dutch midfielder talked about his former club Real Madrid and the Champions League.
Asked if he ever thinks about the Merengues, he said, “Of course. I played there for two years, I always follow their results. I had a very good relationship with all my team-mates and I wish them all the best, but I feel really good in this city and this team, now is not the time to look back.
“Playing against them would obviously be special and I hope it happens in the Champions League final. It would be nice and I would hope to win it.”
On the differences between the Spanish and Italian leagues, Sneijder said, “I don’t think there are major differences. They are both difficult leagues. Perhaps in Spain there’s more technique, but in Italy it’s very tough, there’s a lot of battling and, especially for us midfielders, it’s very difficult, you have to find the right solution quickly or you are fouled.”
Asked if there are many teams stronger than Inter in the Champions League, he said, “No, I don’t think there are many teams stronger than Inter, because everyone in the world talks about Barcelona, but they only managed a 0-0 draw against us.
“I think it was a good result. If everyone says Barcelona is the strongest team in the world, then we are also one of them because we drew against them. The Champions League is different from the Italian league, certainly because there are many strong teams, but to win it you need a great team, as well as a bit of luck.
“Why can Inter win the Champions League? Because I think we have a very strong defence, a good midfield and fantastic strikers. With this combination you can win the Champions League.”