Ashley Young describes wanting to replicate the “passion” of idols Ian Wright and Paul Ince, “reinventing” himself, dreaming of Serie A and becoming “part of Inter’s history.”
The full-back has made an immediate impact since his January move from Manchester United, including a goal against Lazio, and won over the fans.
“When I was very young, I was a striker and my idol was Ian Wright. He played for Arsenal who were the team I supported, I wanted to score and win like him, to have the same passion as he had,” Young told the official Inter website.
“I’ve been able to change and reinvent myself several times in my career, in part because I’ve had coaches who understood that I could cover different positions across the pitch.”
Young is the first English player since Ince to wear the Nerazzurri jersey of Inter.
“My attitude is to take to the pitch and give 100% by putting myself at the service of the team and the coach, that’s what I’ve always done and what I want to keep doing. I remember when Paul Ince came to Inter, the fans loved him. The passion he showed on the pitch and his desire to win were incredible.
“I’ve always watched Italian games, since I was a child, it always intrigued me and I wondered if one day I’d have the opportunity to play in it, and now here I am.
“Experiencing this club day after day is incredible and I hope to contribute to its success. I think about the players who have worn this shirt and the trophies that this club has won, and I’d love to be part of this club’s great history.”
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