Cédric insists Inter are aiming for Europa League glory

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Inter full-back Cédric Soares spoke to the media in anticipation of tomorrow night’s UEFA Europa League last 16 match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Here is what he had to say: “It’s been a good two months for me. When given the chance to play, I always look to give my all and help the team. As for my future at the end of the season, I’ve not thought about it. Inter signed me because they had faith in me and I also have faith in myself. I always give my all, whether that be playing one minute, 20 or 90. What happens is beyond my control, but obviously, I’d be very happy if I were to stay.

“Inter must aim to win in all competitions, like every big club. The Europa League is important for us because it’s an international competition, although Serie A is also a big commitment. Every player has their own characteristics, but obviously, you need to adapt to the coach’s ideas and the way the team plays. However, if I have the chance to attack and create chances then I’ll do so. Obviously, that’s if I play.”

The Bundesliga side are currently enjoying a very fine run of form, though the Portuguese international insists the Nerazzurri are well prepared: “They’re a really top team and they’re doing really well. We’ve studied them and we know their qualities. We know that they can pass the ball well, that they’re fast and very attacking. However, we must focus on our own abilities as a team. One thing is clear – if we play to the best of our ability then we’ll win.”

Finally, the former Sporting CP academy starlet discussed the atmosphere, which is expected to be electric: “The stadiums are always full in Germany and this gives German teams an extra push and helps them play as a team, rather than as individuals. However, we must focus on ourselves and play to our maximum.”

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