MILAN (AP) — New Inter Milan striker Pablo Osvaldo is looking to prove himself again after a difficult season, which culminated in the Italy international missing out on the World Cup.
Osvaldo was presented at Inter on Thursday, a day after signing on loan from Southampton in a deal which saw Algeria midfielder Saphir Taider move the other way.
"It's an honor to be at a club like Inter," Osvaldo said. "I'm very happy and I can't wait for the season to start. When a club like Inter calls, I don't think any player has any doubt whatsoever.
"Last year was a particular one. I have a lot of desire to return to my level and prove myself in this shirt."
Osvaldo joined Juventus on loan in January after a troubled spell in England, where he was suspended by Southampton following a training ground clash with teammate Jose Fonte, which left the defender with a broken nose.
Most of his 11 appearances for Juventus were as a substitute and he scored just one goal as his side stormed to the Serie A title. The Italy forward scored three goals for Southampton after joining from Roma in August for a club-record 15.1 million euros (then $20 million).
Osvaldo netted 16 goals in 25 league matches for Roma the previous campaign.
"I never look over my shoulder, at the past, I look to the future," Osvaldo said. "It was hard to adapt to English football at the beginning and then it's always hard to arrive at a team in the middle of the season. Plus I didn't play much as I had players like Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez in front of me.
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