Inter defender Benjamin Pavard opens up about parting ways with Bayern Munich

Inter central defender Benjamin Pavard revealed his reasoning for leaving Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in favour of joining the Nerazzurri over the course of the summer market.

Following a lengthy four-year stay at the Allianz Stadium, the Frenchman decided that his time in Bavaria was up as he made his way to San Siro, completing a lucrative €30m transfer and signing a long-term contract with the Beneamata.

The 27-year-old has heavily impressed whilst filling the void caused by the departure Milan Skriniar on the right side of the back-three thus far, proving to be a vital asset within Inzaghi’s system through his impeccable anticipation and astounding ability to execute progressive football when playing out of the back.

While speaking in an exclusive interview, via FcInter1908, Pavard discussed his move to Inter and what persuaded him about joining coach Simone Inzaghi’s side:

“I had been in Germany for a long time, I spent three years at Stuttgart and four at Bayern Munich where I won everything and played with great champions. I grew up as a footballer, but above all as a man. But for me the time had come to change, to discover a new country and a new culture”.

What was your priority in the summer?

 “Playing central defender, where I had played at Bayern first with Nagelsmann and then with Tuchel in the back three. I love being the first to relaunch the action, it’s something I like. I think my body language also shows it.”

Coman said he didn’t understand your choice to leave Bayern for Inter, a club – for him – a little lower in the European hierarchy.

“I know that Bayern has given me a lot. It’s thanks to them that I am the player I am now, also thanks to my French teammates. But Inter is a legendary club and last year they were Champions League finalists.”

Julian Faustini Ι GIFN

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