Inter will create a dynasty of domestic and foreign dominance under Antonio Conte’s leadership, according to Achraf Hakimi, after ending Juventus’ decade-long reign at the top of Serie A.
Under the ex-Bianconeri legend’s guidance, the Nerazzurri secured their first Scudetto since 2010, bringing an end to his former club’s long reign as Italian champions.
Inter will be the team to beat next season, but the Morocco international does not believe their title will be a once-in-a-lifetime achievement, claiming that their manager’s vision will pave the way for a spell of domination both at home and abroad.
“The ambition, the project, and Conte’s words persuaded me to join,” the 22-year-old, who joined San Siro from Real Madrid last year, told Sportweek.
“He called to say he needed me. He inquired as to what I saw and desired for my future, in which he explained how we would play. It gave me a sense of importance.
“There’s a project here that starts with Conte and his young players. If this trend persists, we will be able to initiate a loop. The loop will propel us to dominance in Italy and Europe.”
Mixed fortunes for Nerazzurri
Inter has failed to reach the heights. They once did in continental football before winning the Champions League in 2010 with a victory over Bayern Munich.
Over the next two seasons, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals and round of 16, before going on a six-year hiatus from Europe’s premier competition due to poor domestic results.
Conte led them to the Europa League final last season. But they were outgunned by Sevilla in a 3-2 thriller in Cologne