Inter Milan squad receive a bonus as Steven Zhang is over the moon with their success in the Champions League. Their victory over RB Salzburg has secured them a place in the knockout stage of Europe’s top competition. This is a significant accomplishment as they’ve now achieved this in each of the past three seasons. Under the management of Simone Inzaghi, the team’s qualification was confirmed with two group-stage matches still to be played. This feat neither Luciano Spalletti nor Antonio Conte accomplished in their respective tenures at Inter.
Inzaghi, in his third season as the manager, deserves credit for this consistent success in the UCL. However, the achievement is a collective effort, with the entire Nerazzurri squad contributing to secure their spot in the Round of 16. Inzaghi strategically rotated the team during the four group stage matches, allowing various players. Carlos Augusto, Alexis Sanchez, and Davide Frattesi all had chances to shine.
Inter squad receive €2 million bonus after reaching Round of 16
The debut of young German defender Yann Bisseck is special. He made his first-ever start against Salzburg, showcasing the depth of talent within the squad. In recognition of the team’s collective effort, reports suggest that club president Steven Zhang is rewarding the entire squad with a bonus totaling around €2 million. This financial boost is fitting, considering the substantial profit that comes with reaching the knockout stage. While participating in the group stage is seen as the minimum expectation, progressing to the knockouts is never taken for granted. The team took pay cuts during lockdown, so they deserve a bonus when they are performing their best
Moreover, the financial gains extend beyond the Champions League. Inter Milan have officially secured a place in the upcoming Club World Cup. This gives an additional €50 million in revenues to the club. The Nerazzurri’s success on both the domestic and international fronts reflects a well-rounded and formidable side.