Former Inter Goalkeeper Sebastien
Frey has shared his belief that current Inter goalkeeper Samir
Handanovic is the best goalkeeper in Italy at the moment.
has been with Inter since the Summer of 2013 and has been virtually
ever present for the side and perhaps most importantly ever reliable for
“Who is the best goalkeeper in Italy? I
would say Samir Handanovic of Inter. He is someone who guarantees safety
and is one of the leaders of one of the greatest teams in Italy,” Frey
explained in an interview with fanpage.it.
He then went on to discuss other goalkeepers who he thinks are good.
Handanovic, I would say Gigio Donnarumma of AC Milan, who after a small
decline, is showcasing his qualities again. Next I would say Napoli’s
Next the Frenchman, who has turned 40-years-old
today, spoke on the best defenders currently in Italy: “Milan Skrinar
and Stefan de Vrij of Inter and Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus. They would
make a nice defence together.”
Frey was then asked which game from his career he would replay if given the opportunity to.
a doubt I would replay the Milan derby which we lost 6-0. It was such a
strange game. We never turned up in that game and that is why I pick
this one. Maybe we would lose it again but probably not in that manner.”
Frey then discussed his arrival at Inter and then his departure to Parma after three years on the club’s books.
brought me to Italy and, as they say, you never forget your first love.
I have great respect for the club as they believed in me when I was a
youngster and made me become the person that I have.
move to Parma? I decided to leave Inter because at the time there was a
lot of confusion from a management point of view and I did not feel like
they were taking on all of their responsibilities. I needed more peace
of mind to grow so I decided to go to Parma.”
In conclusion, he was asked who he thinks the greatest goalkeeper in Inter’s history is.
have always had excellent goalkeepers, before me there was Pagliuca who
had a great personality, he was a great goalkeeper. Then I was there,
then Toldo arrived who did extraordinary things and then Julio Cesar who
must be placed at the top of the list because he won the treble.
cannot underestimate Handanovic though. In recent years he has proven
to be a silent leader and he is giving a lot to this Inter.
choose just one is difficult but for me Julio Cesar is the one who has
won the most so he certainly deserves to be in first place.”
his time with the club, Frey, who also played for Fiorentina, Genoa and
Bursaspor in his career, made 47 appearances across all competitions,
in which he kept 14 clean sheets.