Samuel Longo: “I Didn’t Appreciate The Way Inter Treated Me, I Want To Score On Inter”

Samuel Longo: “I Didn’t Appreciate The Way Inter Treated Me, I Want To Score On Inter”
October 9, 2020 12:45
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Former Inter striker Samuele Longo has admitted that he did not appreciate the way that the club treated him following his recent permanent departure from the club.

The once highly rated youngster came through the ranks at Inter but spent the last eight years out on various loans in Spain and Italy.

Earlier on this week before the Summer transfer window closed, the 28-year-old former Italian youth national team player left the club on a permanent basis with him joining Serie B side Vicenza, in a deal worth a reported €400,000.

“This [a permanent move] is what I wanted for a long time. Am I a victim of capital gains? I don’t know, I have certainly been linked to Inter for too long. These continuous loans never helped me,” he explained in an interview with Italian daily newspaper Tuttosport, which appeared in today’s print edition.

He then spoke on Mauricio Pochettino, who was his first manager at senior level, when he went on loan to Espanyol back in 2012.

“Leaving the Primavera and Italy was strictly due to him. He wanted me. He proved it. My dream always was the Premier League and going there with him as coach would have been great but Inter preferred to make different choices.

“What sort of mother were Inter? A little too thoughtful not to say cumbersome. All these changes did not depend on me but Inter.

“It is not something that I appreciated or that helped me but it was like that for me so I like to look ahead. I have never felt confidence which is why I have always preferred to play in different leagues for smaller clubs.”

He then revealed his current footballing dream: “To achieve promotion to Serie A. To challenge Inter and score against them!”

Longo was a prolific goal scorer at youth level for Inter but despite this he only ever made two first team appearances for Inter in competitive action. Both of those appearances came as a substitute and in his 41 minutes on the field he never made any goal contributions.

By Cammy Anderson


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