Portugal international hopes to secure Internazionale stay

Rolando admits he would like to stay at Internazionale on a permanent basis, having enjoyed his loan spell at the Italian giants.

The Portugal international joined the Nerazzurri for the duration of the current campaign last summer, and he has gone on to make 26 appearances in Serie A. Rolando is due back at his parent club ahead of next season, where he remains under contract until 2015, but he admits he would prefer to remain at the San Siro.

“I’m happy with how I’ve played this season,” the 28-year-old, who has 19 caps for his country, told Inter Channel. “Some had doubts about me but I knew that I could show my quality. Now we need to think about getting into European competition, then we’ll think about my future. I am very happy here and I would like to stay.”

Rolando’s aim of getting into Europe is on course, as they currently occupy fifth place in the table which would see them enter the UEFA Europa League at the playoff round. If they are to enter the competition at the group stage they will have to overhaul a five-point deficit on Fiorentina, with just five matches the season remaining to play.

Torino, meanwhile, are in seventh place and five points behind Inter, whilst Parma are in sixth place and can leapfrog Inter when they meet at the Stadio Ennio Tardini this weekend. The Nerazzurri head into the game on the back of an impressive 4-0 win at Sampdoria last week, and Rolando is eager to continue in this vein of form.

“We need consistency following the win against Sampdoria,” he added. “We are expecting a very difficult match when we play Parma. They are doing well but we want to take the points. I think it’s always easier to play at home than away. However, given that Inter are a big team, other teams come to defend so it’s more difficult to find spaces.”


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