Fourteen years after making his debut for Inter Milan, striker Marko Arnautovic reflects on his career and special moments in a recent interview published on the club’s matchday programme.
Arnautovic marked the anniversary of his maiden appearance for the club, referring to it as a “special day”. He revealed that his first match against Siena at San Siro, in front of the passionate Inter Milan fans, held equal significance. “Inter is in my heart, I had the opportunity to experience something beautiful here,” he recalled.
His reflections on his time with Inter include acknowledging the importance of team camaraderie. According to him, players provided him with advice and assistance during his early days, always making him feel part of the team. He emphasized that “the group is fundamental, sticking together especially in difficulty makes the difference.”
Turning to recent memories, the striker spoke fondly of his assist to Lautaro Martinez in a match against Monza. He expressed the joy of serving that assist in front of the San Siro crowd and the embrace from his teammates after his return to the club. Arnautovic stated, “I have always lived for and through football”, naming Brazilian legend Ronaldo ‘the Phenomenon’ as one of his idols. He stressed the importance of passion as a key to giving his best on the field, saying, “Without passion, it is difficult to get on the field and give your best.”
Discussing career highlights, apart from the memorable moments in Inter colors, a decisive double against Manchester City during his time at Stoke City, stands out as one of his favorites. He referred to his performance in that match as a “beautiful memory.”