La Grande Inter
La Grande Inter
- Aug 2, 2007
- Favorite Player
- Cryptozo d King
10 years of FIF
Agreed. His corners were lethal.Dude is in his prime, I could live with losing him but we need to be careful. Are there better players out there? Absolutely, but if anything he has over performed since putting on an Inter jersey. My only concern would have been him losing some motivation if we beat Milan to the Scudetto but hopefully now he’ll be more motivated than ever.
Having a free kick specialist that is actually good enough to play in your starting line up is also always a bonus. It paid dividends quite a few times this year.
precisely. Here it is:The comment about Inzaghi making the subs in the derby was most interesting...
“It was very difficult, as it was the same city and different colours, but I worked hard and knew this was my opportunity to join the reigning champions of Italy,” Calhanoglu told Tivibu Spor.
“Then when the team I joined didn’t win the Scudetto and my old club did, people acted like it was my fault. I am very happy at Inter, though, and the support of the fans is very helpful. I played at Milan for four years, but nobody ever chanted my name in the stands, whereas it happens every time I just warm up for Inter.”
He had declared the move was in order to win the Scudetto, so naturally the midfielder was the target of mockery when the Rossoneri took the Serie A title instead.
Specifically, Ibrahimovic was spotted making insulting chants towards Calhanoglu, while supporters waved around a blow-up doll wearing the Turkey international’s jersey.
“He is a 40-year-old man, not 18, so I wouldn’t do that sort of thing at his age. He just likes being the centre of attention. He didn’t contribute to the Scudetto this season, he barely played, but will do everything to be the focus anyway.
“Besides, he is the one who always calls me up, asks me to go out to dinner or for a motorbike ride. He wrote about me in his book too. He had to write something, or it would’ve been blank pages. It’s best not to bother, honestly.”
Calhanoglu still had a positive campaign at Inter, scoring eight goals and setting up 13 for his new teammates in 46 competitive games. The Nerazzurri won the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana, in both cases beating Juventus in extra time for the final.
Doesn`t seem like a guy that is holding back.
The idea that the midfielder was openly blaming Inzaghi for that defeat and had said it to his face inevitably caused shockwaves among Inter fans.
Calhanoglu reacted rapidly, releasing a statement in Italian that tried to calm the situation down.
“Evidently some of my words were misinterpreted by some sections of the media: I never criticised any coach, let alone Mister Inzaghi, who I consider to be a great coach and one who strongly wanted me at Inter, putting his faith in me.
“If my teammates and I had a great season, and won two trophies, a lot of that is down to him.”