In the aftermath of the match against FC Barcelona which ended in favor of Inter through a lone goal from Hakan Çalhanoğlu, the match-winner has credited his teammate and former Barcelona product, Andre Onana for revealing how to beat Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
A powerful strike from the Turkish midfielder on the brinks of halftime placed them comfortably above their group rivals heading into Matchday 4, where a rematch at the Sportify Camp Nou will decide whether or not they advance to the qualifying rounds of the Champions League.
The Nerazzurrian had previously forced the Barcelona goalkeeper to make a significant save in the opening minutes of the game, but he finally prevailed the second time, putting his team ahead and earning them the three precious points.
And, Calhanoglu has now revealed to Inter TV that he was told by his teammate Onana to target at Ter Stegen’s right (hand) side.
“We talked to Andre and he told me to kick to Ter Stegen’s right, who is weaker on that side,” Calhanoglu said.
Although, he has never played for the first team, the Cameroonian would have seen Ter Stegen from close quarters for the six months that their paths crossed at the club – the German shot-stopper arrived in 2014, while Onana left for Ajax in January 2015.
And, it seems like the 26-year-old fed his new teammate, Calhanoglu the trade secret that enabled him to beat the Barça goalkeeper.