Former Inter Defender Ezequiel Schelotto: “Upon Joining Inter It Took Me Three Days To Realise Where I Was”

Former Inter Defender Ezequiel Schelotto: “Upon Joining Inter It Took Me Three Days To Realise Where I Was”
April 7, 2020 17:30
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In an interview with Italian broadcaster TyC Sports today, former Inter player Ezequiel Schelotto has spoken on what it felt like for him to join Inter.

The 30-year-old full back, who is currently on the books of Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion joined Inter in the January transfer window of the 2012/13 season from Atalanta.

He spent two seasons with Inter before leaving to join Portuguese giants Sporting. During his time with Inter he made just 13 appearances across all competitions, in which he scored one goal, which came in the Milan derby.

“It is something inexplicable. From the outside you think it is great and once you’re inside you realise just how immense it is.

“I was playing alongside players who had been part of Inter’s treble winning side and players with almost one hundred games with their national teams but they all had such great humility.

“When I arrived I was silent, speechless. It took me three days to understand where I was. In the dressing room I had Zanetti on the right and Stankovic on the left, it was incredible.”

He then went on to speak about the goal he scored in the derby against the Rossoneri just weeks after arriving at the club.

“It is unforgettable. People still thank me today and the Milan fans continue to hate me. There was more than 85,000 thousand people at the stadium and my family were there to see me play for the first time.

“We were losing 1-0 and the manager asked me to play on the right wing. I went on the pitch and I do not know why but I went into the box and the ball was coming toward my head and I just had to put it into the goal.

“At that moment so much flashed before my eyes from my family to the sacrifices that I had made. At the end of the game president Moratti came up and told me that, with that goal, I entered myself into the club’s history.”

Schelotto, who was born in Argentine but has represented the Italian national team, then went on to reveal how former Inter manager Jose Mourinho has treated him when they have met, despite the fact they were not at Inter at the same time.

“He is a great manager. Three years ago in an FA Cup game we played against his Manchester United. I twas very cold and it was snowing. We were losing 1-0 and the ball was put out of play as one of their players was injured.

“He approached me and started to talk to me about Sporting and asked me what Brighton was like and about the weather. Every time that we meet, we often talk. Mourinho is spectacular.”

By Cammy Anderson
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