“This achievement means a lot to us because most of the club’s players do not have any experience in the Champions League and have not won the tournament,” the young Chinese businessman shared after the draw. Benfica 3-3 in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on the morning of April 20, “But for now, we are the winners and have the ambition to fight to the end in this great tournament”.
Zhang revealed he wants Inter to face AC Milan to “revenge” for last year’s defeat. “During my years at Inter, the Milan derby has always been one of my favorites because it brings excitement. But of course, I also want Inter to meet AC Milan because we want revenge for last year’s defeat.”
In the 2021/22 season, Inter lost to AC Milan at the end of the Serie A race. With Napoli holding a great advantage in the Serie A championship race, the Champions League will be the most prestigious title of the two successful teams. Milan can win this year. “Every season, we always aim to win in every arena. Obviously, the Champions League is the most difficult tournament, especially for Italian clubs at the moment, but we have certainly dreamed of it.”
The 31-year-old businessman also confirmed that the Chinese owner had no intention of selling Inter Milan after rumors appeared that Suning Group (which owns the club) had financial difficulties and had to cut back on investment in football. stone. “We are not talking to anyone about selling the club, we are focused on moving Inter forward. I ask the fans to trust us because everyone working at the club will fight to the end, keep dreaming and try to achieve the best results possible,” Zhang said.
Overcoming Benfica with a total of 5-3 after two matches, Inter Milan entered the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 13 years. The last time the “Nerazzurri” went so deep in the most prestigious European club competition was the 2009/10 season, when they were crowned champions.
Hong An | 10:00 April 20, 2023