Inter winger Ivan Perisic stressed he’s only ‘focused on the present’ after helping the Nerazzurri to the last 16 of the Champions League. ‘I’ll talk to the club later’.
The Beneamata picked up a 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk at San Siro on Wednesday and thus secured a place in the knockout stages of the competition.
Perisic, who returned to the club ahead of 2020-21, has since won the Scudetto under Antonio Conte and has underlined his worth under new coach Simone Inzaghi this season.
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After setting up the second of two Edin Dzeko goals, Perisic was eager to shift the attention to the next task in the league.
“Now we must concentrate on the championship,” Perisic told Mediaset Infinity. “It will be a tough game against Venezia, away from home.”
And Perisic wants to push for first place in the group when the team travels to the Spanish capital for the second leg against Real Madrid.
“We go there to play for the top spot and have a good game, because it’s always nice to play at the Bernabeu.
“Last year there were no fans, with them it’s much easier.”
Perisic’s contract at Inter expires in June 2022 and the Croatia international was coy about his future with the Beneamata.
“I’m focused on the present, then we will talk to the club,” Perisic added. “Everything is possible, we will see in a couple of weeks.
“We must be focused on what we face until January, because this will be useful for the future.”