Former Inter Defender Roberto Carlos: “Roy Hodgson Destroyed Me At Inter”

Former Inter Defender Roberto Carlos: “Roy Hodgson Destroyed Me At Inter”
April 10, 2020 21:30
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Former Inter defender Roberto Carlos has hit out at former Inter manager Roy Hodgson for his decision to play him as a central midfielder and admits that it was due to Hodgson that he left Inter.

“Roy Hodgson destroyed me. He made me play in the centre of midfield. I wasn’t going to get a chance to play for Brazil like that and there was a Copa America in 1997,” the legendary full back admitted in an interview with Spanish news outlet Marca.

“It’s not that we got on badly, it’s that he didn’t know much about football. I spoke with Moratti and I asked him to leave.

“I went to Real Madrid for Fabio Capello, he was the most important coach in my life.”

Roberto Carlos joined Inter in the Summer of 1995 from Campeonato Brasileiro Série A side Palmeiras but spent just a single season with Inter before joining Real Madrid, where he went on to become perhaps the greatest left back in the world.

The now 47-year-old made just 34 appearances across all competitions to date for Inter in which he scored seven goals.

After a decade with Real Madrid, he left for Fenerbahce and spent two years there and also played with Corinthians, Anzhi Makhachkala and Delhi Dynamos before retiring in 2015.

Since retiring he has went into management and has managed Sivasspor, Akhisar Belediyespor and Delhi Dynamos but has not managed since 2015.

By Cammy Anderson