Zhang believes Oaktree and Suning share the same vision for Inter

Inter President Steven Zhang said the club and Oaktree Capital have a common vision for the Nerazzurri. ‘We are adapting to a complex phase in the industry’.

The Nerazzurri completed a financing operation with Oaktree Capital and Zhang was very happy with the agreement.

The patron pointed at the need for investors after the COVID-19 pandemic and believes Oaktree is ‘the right’ financial partner to help the Beneamata in a delicate moment.

“I believe that as club owners we must think about the good of the club in the long run,” Zhang told Sky Sport Italia.

“It’s important to look at the market to find the best resources. We must always look for commercial and financial partners to support us in this project.

“We found the right one this month and we are sure that we and this investor have a common medium-long term vision for the club.

“It appreciates the work we have already done and grants us the freedom to plan for the future.

“At the same time, as a major football club and like others in the world, we are facing a complicated economic situation and are adapting to a complex phase in the industry.

“We need to be brace and resilient in making sure to match the financial passion of the club. Rumours are rumours and there will be speculation every year. We need to focus on our targets, as we did last season, taking home a trophy despite everything.

“I hope the fans will remember this trophy for the complicated time and since it arrived after so many years.

“I hope it’s a sign of the need to be brave and innovative, and that hard work always pays off and gives you positive energy, not matter what situation you are in.

“In life, there are always ups and downs, you must always give 100 per cent, the best of yourself, because this will bring happiness to the people next to you.”