Inter Legend Ruben Sosa: “Winning The UEFA Cup In 1994 Was Like Winning The Champions League To Me”

Inter Legend Ruben Sosa: “Winning The UEFA Cup In 1994 Was Like Winning The Champions League To Me”
April 20, 2020 19:30
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Legendary Inter attacker Ruben Sosa has reminisced about his time on the club’s books in an interview with Turin based newspaper Tuttosport, which appeared in today’s print edition.

“Inter was certainly the strongest team I played for. All three seasons I spent in Milan were extraordinary. What struck me most was seeing all those people at the Meazza. Playing in such a setting was extraordinary,” Sosa began the interview.

Sosa then went on to reflect on winning the UEFA Cup with Inter in 1994, a season where Inter very nearly saw themselves relegated to Serie B.

“We almost ended up in Serie B but in the end we won the UEFA Cup. For me, that cup is like a Champions League. Winning the UEFA Cup was the crowning glory of my Nerazzurri adventure. It is my best memory because I wanted to win something as an Inter player.

He then spoke on his departure from the club: “I think I left at the right time because I could not have given anything more. The knee that had already undergone three operations hurt me. It was also an act of respect towards the club and the fans.”

The 53-year-old concluded the interview by admitting he may bring his son to play in Italy in the coming years.

“My son Nicolas is 15-years-old and now plays in the Danube . He is the same as me and has the same left foot. When he is 18, maybe I will take him to Italy.”

The former Uruguayan national team player joined Inter in the Summer of 1992 from fellow Serie A side Lazio and in his three years with Inter he made 104 appearances across all competitions. He was able to boast a stellar scoring record which fell just shy of a goal every other game as he netted 50 goals and he also contributed 10 assists.

He left Inter for Borussia Dortmund and also played in Spain and China before returning to Uruguay where he finished his career with Racing Club.

By Cammy Anderson
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