New Inter Milan coach Rafa Benitez is excited to be working in Italy.

The former Liverpool boss was holidaying in Italy when he agreed to take the Inter job.

He said: "You breathe football. Even in Sardinia, when I was on holiday, I had journalists who waited for me outside of the hotel. I like it. I am at a great club. We will do our best.

"Inter had an almost perfect year. Now it's up to me to maintain this winning mentality. The Italian mentality is similar to the Spanish; if we win it will certainly be easier to work.

"We have many top class players who are at the World Cup and I wish them well. As for the market, I still have to speak with the club. Maicon is a very strong player and I am happy that he is at Inter."