Algerian national team midfielder Ismail Bennacer, a professional player for the Italian club Milan, revealed the name of the team whose jersey he will never wear throughout his career.
During his career, Ibn Nasser played for five clubs: Arles and Tours in France, Arsenal in England and Empoli in Italy, before joining his compatriot AC Milan in 2019.
In statements to Instant Foot, Bin Nasser said he would never play for Italian club Inter, traditional rivals of his current team AC Milan.
🔴⚫️Ismael Bennacer: “I would never move to Inter.” No chance. I respect Milan too much. Of course, I will never wear an Inter shirt.
“I was surprised when Calhanoglu signed a contract with Inter. I’m not saying I’ll stay at Milan forever, but this is for sure: Inter never,” said Instant Foot. pic.twitter.com/VqtFNtxoh0
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 18, 2023
He added: “I will never go to Inter and there is no way to do that.”
He continued: “I have a lot of respect for Milan, so I’m sure I will never wear an Inter shirt.
The Algerian international has criticized the move of his former colleague, Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu, to Inter two years ago, saying: “I was surprised by his move to Inter.”
Despite this, bin Nasser did not rule out leaving Milan: “I am not saying that I will stay in Milan forever, but it is clear that I will never play for Inter.”
Ibn Nasser, considered one of the Milan club’s most prominent pillars, has been absent from stadiums since May last year due to a serious knee injury, particularly during his Milan team’s match with rivals Inter, particularly in the return leg. semi-final of the 2022/23 Champions League, after which he underwent a rather complex operation, which, according to the description of the player in previous statements.
All expectations point to the 25-year-old being absent from Milan’s matches this year, while a gradual return early next year remains a possibility, which is what puts him far away from Algeria’s African Cup of Nations hopes. The Final of Nations will take place in Ivory Coast from January to February 2024.
Source: Instant Leg