Benevento defender and Inter youth product Luca Caldirola discussed his reluctance to wear the Nerazzurri shirt after growing up as an AC Milan fan in an interview with Italian broadcaster DAZN earlier today.
“When Inter called me I was 7 years old, I didn’t want to go. I said: ‘I’ll never wear that shirt’. It was my parents who spurred me on. I remember that in the derby that was won 6-0 by Milan, we were in a tournament, Antonio Caracciolo and I, we rejoiced like crazy despite being in the Inter youth system.”
The 29-year-old Italian then revealed how his experiences made him change his allegiance in Milan.
“Then, after many years at Inter, in the end you get the black and blue, so now if there is a team that I hope wins, it’s Inter and not Milan.”
Caldirola, who is contracted to Serie B side Benevento until 2021, only ever made one first team appearance for the Nerazzurri, after spending 11 years in the youth system. He spent time on loan with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem before joining Cesena. A returned to Inter on loan but again failed to make an impact. He has struggled for playing time his whole career, making 199 first team appearances across his career, in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
This season, Caldirola has made 27 appearances across all competitions for Benevento, for a total of 2402 minutes. In that time, he has scored two goals and help the side keep 14 clean sheets.