Inter Milan defender Martin Montoya eager to get back on pitch

Inter Milan's new full-back Martin Montoya says he cannot wait for the season to get started after spending too much of the past few years sitting on the Barcelona bench.

The 24-year-old was presented to Inter's fans at their preseason training camp in Riscone di Brunico and he was full of motivation ahead of a season in which he hopes to feature more frequently than he has recently.

The Spaniard played just eight games in the Primera Division last season having made only 13 appearances in 2013-14.

"I've been playing little in the past few years," Montoya told Inter's website. "I'm here to be a footballer again and to win things. Barcelona had four full-backs but I'm here now to play more."

Despite his bitterness at not getting a regular game with the Blaugrana, Montoya still looks back on a positive experience.

"It wasn't easy leaving Barcelona," he said. "I had been there for 15 years. I'm happy to be at a big club like Inter and it's not true that I said I want to go back to Spain soon. Inter is my present and they have a project which attracted me. I want to win lots of titles."

According to Montoya, that could happen straight away with the Nerazzurri building a team they hope will be able to challenge Juventus' recent dominance of Italian football. In addition to Montoya, they have signed Geoffrey Kondogbia, Jeison Murillo and Miranda already this summer while they are being linked with a move for Mohamed Salah.

"We're all really keen to win and to challenge," Montoya said. "I hope to bring my own desire to get Inter to be the top club they were just a few years ago again. I've come to Inter to win the league. We all share this desire to do well and win."