In an interview with Gianlucadimarzio.com, former Inter defender Mikael Silvestre has revealed that he did not expect to leave the club when he did.
“I didn’t think I would leave. It all happened so quickly. At Inter I had only played a little but this was not a problem.
“In my second Summer in Italy, Lippi arrived and signed Georgatos. I was told that I would not have had much playing time but I agreed to stay anyway.
“Then Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal came in for me and everything changed. They told me that in the Premier League I would definitely play.
He then recalled being in the same Inter side as legendary striker Ronaldo.
“He was a crazy player. He was also very good in the kitchen. He often invited us to dinner and did everything. You know, when we trained we were given a specific task: not to go in too hard on him. Apart from that it was very difficult to stop him.”
The Frenchman also spoke on the difficult time Inter had on the pitch whilst he was at the club.
“The fans got angry because one year you win the UEFA Cup and then with the same team the following year you do not do so well. We even had Baggio and still couldn’t do anything right. Massimo Moratti was always there even if he had better relationships with the other French players in the team at the time like Djorkaeff and Cauet.”