Former Inter central midfielder Gabriel ‘Gaby’ Mudingayi has spoken on why he never played that much during his spell with Inter.
The Congolese born former Belgian national team player joined Inter in 2012 on loan from fellow Serie A club Bologna then he joined the club on a permanent basis at the end of that season.
He signed a two year deal with the Nerazzurri but the contract was terminated after the first season. He had spells at Cesena and Pisa before retiring from professional football back in 2017.
“I am often asked: “Why didn’t you play so much at Inter?” Many do not know about my serious injury to my Achilles tendon which kept me off the field for a year and a half. When you are thirty and out for a year and a half, a team like Inter is not going to wait for you,” he explained in an interview with Italian news outlet Superscommesse.it.
“I regret not having played more in such an important team. I stayed in Milan for two years, then I decided to leave. I was unable to play, the tendon gave me no respite.”
Mudingayi, who can also count the likes of Torino, Lazio and Gent among his former employers, was limited to just 17 appearances across all competitions during his two year spell with Inter. He failed to make any goal contributions during his time with the club, in just under 700 minutes in total on the field.