Ashley Young says helping Inter come from behind to win their Milan derby is one of the greatest moments of his career.
Young, the 34-year-old former England player, joined Inter last month from Manchester United to link up with a number of other ex-Premier League players in Antonio Conte’s squad.
Inter are battling for the Serie A championship, and their comeback defeat of Milan on Sunday sent them top of the division on goal difference after Juventus lost to Verona the previous day.
Inter’s superb season continued with a brilliant derby win on Sunday
Milan went into half-time at the San Siro two goals to the good after Ante Rebic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored, but Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino both netted to restore parity shortly after the restart
Stefan de Vrij then fired Inter in front with 20 minutes remaining, and Romelu Lukaku added a cherry on top with his 17th goal of the season in injury time.
There were crazy celebrations come the full-time whistle, and Lukaku shared a picture of himself on the San Siro pitch with the caption: ‘There’s a new king in town’.
This appeared to be a jibe at Rossoneri icon Ibrahimovic, whose return to Milan in December was greeted with numerous ‘return of the king’ comments.
Young also enjoyed the post-match revelry and told talkSPORT on Monday that the celebrations showed how important the victory was.
I think it was an incredible feeling,” said Young to Jim White. “You could see the way we celebrated after the game showed the character and strength we’ve got.
“To go 2-0 down in a derby like that then come back and win, that shows our character.
It was an unbelievable experience.
Young enjoyed a pretty successful career in England, winning trophies with both Watford and Manchester United, but he insists Sunday’s match is up there with the best moments of his entire career.
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It definitely is [up there],” the ex-England man added. “I came here to play football and win games, and when you come and win in the Milan derby in the way we did, its just an incredible feeling.
I dont think it gets any better than that.
The 34-year-old has almost completed his first full month in Italy since his transfer from Man United, but how is life on the continent?
Its not strange at all,” finished Young. “I wanted a new challenge and Ive got a new challenge and Im loving every minute of my time out here.
And, like I said, yesterday was an unbelievable feeling and Im delighted we got the three points.