Nigeria international Joel Obi says he would happily stay at Inter Milan until the end of his career.
The 21-year-old is seen as one of Inter’s most promising youngsters and is determined to be a success with the Serie A side.
“If it were up to me, I’d stay here for the rest of my career,” Obi told the club’s website.
“Winning at any level is fantastic and you can only get there through hard work and effort. In football you also need to be mentally tough to succeed. That’s what I want to achieve.”
The midfielder recalled his official debut for the club and spoke about his admiration for team-mate Dejan Stankovic.
“My debut was an unforgettable moment, I came on for ‘Deki’ – it was unbelievable,” Obi said.
“I replaced a guy who’d always been a hero of mine, someone on whom I tried to base my game. It was a unique experience.
“Then when you go out onto the pitch you want to give everything to show what you can do, but you also need to make sure you don’t overdo it.
“My debut was really special. I think it’s my best moment so far, along with winning the Coppa Italia.”
Obi has made only one official appearance for Inter this term, scoring once.