Speaking to Inter TV, Ranocchia discusses his renewal with the club.
“In two years, it will be my 11th season in the black and blue colors. This is a lot of years and I am very happy because to me this is a family. Negotiation was quite simple and it was not long at all. I am happy that my attachment to this shirt is recognized, as well as my professionalism during daily training and matches that I played. I am happy and hope that we get to enjoy great success over the next two years, achieving times that this team has been missing out on for too long.
“As a defender, I went through some difficult years. We’re now doing much better and some top players have arrived, it’s all coming together. Obviously, the road is long as we’re still far from top spot, but this is something that we must achieve and hopefully in the shortest time possible. It’s only right that a club like Inter gets back to fighting for titles. When playing up top, I’ve always tried to give my all when called upon. Obviously, it’s not my natural position but I’ve given everything when in that situation. Sometimes it’s gone well and other times it hasn’t.
“We must look to qualify for the Champions League as soon as possible, starting in Udine. We still have the last four matches left to play and we need to qualify as soon as possible so that we can start planning for next year.”