La Grande Inter
- Oct 11, 2010
- Favorite Player
10 years of FIF
Julio Cesar was asked to tell a story he’s never told:
Cesar was then asked to tell a story from his career he hadn’t told anyone…
“I had recently arrived at Inter, we were second in the league. Palermo-Inter.
“In the midweek [Coach Roberto] Mancini tells me: ‘I know Eugenio Corini well, if we put the wall on the other side on free-kicks we’ll cause him problems’.
“I was perplexed, but I told him: ‘you’re the boss, I’ll do what you tell me’. On Saturday Corini gets a free-kick and puts it in the top corner.
“Three weeks later we go to Turin to play Juventus. Mancini: ‘I played with [Pavel] Nedved, look out for a free-kick low to your near post’.
“Nedved gets a free-kick. Over the wall and 2-0. The journalists started hammering me: how bad is Julio Cesar on free-kicks?
“I took Mancio to one side and said: ‘Boss, let me do this. If I’m wrong I’m wrong, but from now on I choose, OK?”