Alexis Sanchez has been speaking like a man reborn since ending his horror Manchester United spell and sealing a move to Inter Milan, admitting he feels like he has fallen in love with football again.
The Chilean joined up with Antonio Conte’s side along with Romelu Lukaku, and scored on his debut during a recent clash with Sampdoria… before getting sent off.
Despite his hectic start to life in Serie A, Sanchez has spoken glowingly of the effect his new team has had on him ahead of a return to Champions League action.
‘Coming to Inter was a bit like falling in love with football again,’ he said during a recent interview with UEFA.
‘I already knew the coach and some of the players, and I believe that the club are preparing something beautiful for the future.
‘If I’m not mistaken, Inter haven’t won anything for seven or eight years. It was a bit like finding my love for football again, together with my desire to win something with this club.’
Sanchez went on to set out his ambitions for the season, and revealed he had his eyes set on the biggest domestic trophy of them all.
‘Any player would like to win the Champions League. You play in it to win it, not just to compete. I play it to win it,’ he added.
Sanchez and Inter travel to Barcelona on Wednesday, where they face Ernesto Valverde’s under-performing side.
Despite Barca not yet fully firing, Sanchez feels Inter must take any and every chance they can get against his former club.
‘If we have one or two chances, we can’t waste them. I played there with United and we wasted three or four clear chances.
‘If you want to beat Barcelona, you can’t throw any clear chances away.’