Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar said playing for a ‘great club like Inter helps’ him prepare for a competition like Euro 2020.
Slovakia start with a match against Poland on Monday, as they kick-off Group E of the European Championship.
The 26-year-old arrives from a successful campaign with Inter, helping the Nerazzurri pick up their first Scudetto in 11 years, one season after playing in the Europa League Final.
“The fact of playing at a great club like Inter helps in these great competitions,” Skriniar told the Slovak Football Association.
“The self-esteem, of course, increases, you become more famous. I don’t know what player I would have been if I had stayed at Sampdoria or if I had ended up in another club.
“Inter are a beautiful showcase, you play in important games in front of many people. But behind all this, there must be the effort and work of the player.
“I think this is my case, everyone is always the engine of their own happiness.”
Skriniar praised Antonio Conte, who left his position as head coach at the Beneamata after having won Serie A.
“It’s clear that in Milan, Conte slowly instilled his vision of football in us, making us understand how to behave on the pitch,” he continued.
“In the first place, he influenced us with his winning mentality. He played a significant role in these successes and in my growth, like [Luciano] Spalletti did before him.”