Alexis Sanchez eyeing the Champions League title with Inter Milan

Chile international Alexis Sanchez has said that he is looking forward to challenging for the Champions League trophy with Inter Milan this season. The 30-year-old made the move to the Nerazzurri on a season-long loan from Manchester United this summer and he recently scored his maiden goal during the 3-1 league triumph over Sampdoria.

In a press conference, Sanchez said that every player would like to win the Champions League and he is eager to go all the way in the competition with the Nerazzurri, he told: “​Every player would like to win the Champions League. You play it to win it, not just to compete. I play it to win. It is something nice for every player and for Inter I hope for the Champions League again. Inter are preparing something strong for the future, they haven’t won for several years and so I decided to return to Italian football to win something with this team, with a coach and players I already knew.”

Sanchez made his maiden start for the Nerazzurri against Sampdoria over the weekend and it was one to remember as he made the headlines for different reasons. The Chilean opened the scoring with a deflected shot in the 20th minute but the goal was awarded to Stefano Sensi. A couple of minutes later, he managed to get his due reward as he grabbed his maiden goal with the club.

Despite the positives, Sanchez’s game ended on a sour note as he was sent off for a second bookable offence after he was caught diving. Inter are currently top of the league standings with 18 points from six games and they are holding a two-point advantage over second-placed Juventus. They are scheduled to face Barcelona in the midweek Champions League game on the road and that should witness a reunion for Sanchez, who spent three seasons at the Camp Nou.