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Forlan: I was not welcome at Inter

12 May 2013 06:15

Internacional striker Diego Forlan has criticised former club Inter Milan, saying he was treated like an outcast.

The Uruguay international endured a torrid time after moving to Inter in 2011 from Atletico Madrid, scoring just twice in 18 Serie A appearances.

And he has revealed the club repeatedly turned down requests to allow him to say goodbye to his teammates in a cold ending to his stay at San Siro.

"I knew I was leaving Inter. I wanted to say goodbye to my teammates, but people wouldn't take my calls," the 33-year-old told Four Four Two.

"I tried to reach (team manager) Ivan Cordoba, but a club official told me some bullsh*t about tomorrow being a difficult day for me to go in and say goodbye.

"The message was clear. I wasn't welcome anymore."

Despite his struggles in Italy, the former Manchester United and Villarreal star has declared he is finding a new lease on life in Brazil.

"Football is still my life," he said.

"And I can look back at a sport which has been good to me, playing alongside (Luis) Suarez, (Sergio) Aguero, (Ruud) van Nistelrooy, (Juan) Riquelme and Leandro Damiao under coaches like (Sir Alex) Ferguson and (Manuel) Pellegrini."

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 5 +10 15
2 5 +8 15
3 5 +4 12
4 5 +4 11
5 5 +6 8
6 5 +2 8
7 5 +0 8
8 5 +0 7
9 5 +3 6
10 5 -1 6
11 5 -1 5
12 5 -2 5
13 5 -5 5
14 5 -1 4
15 5 -2 4
16 5 -5 4
17 5 -3 3
18 5 -4 3
19 5 -5 3
20 5 -8 3

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