Legendary former Inter defender Ivan Cordoba has spoken on how special it was for him to be part of the Nerazzurri club.
“Being part of a club like Inter is a very special thing, which made me think at every moment that I could not leave an imprint not as a single player among many,” he explained in an interview with Inter’s official club broadcaster Inter TV, which was broadcast earlier on this evening.
The former Colombian national team player proceeded to share what he wanted to be when he was at Inter.
“I wanted to be a player who could leave a mark, for my teammates and my compatriots. I wanted to go further, to win more, to advance Colombian football and to make it clear that I was a player not only with talent, but also a professional, who could be counted on. I wanted to be like this even when you lose, because the important thing is to be there in difficult times.”
He then went on to recall his move to Inter and admitted he thinks it was destiny that he performed well when they came to take a look at him in the flesh.
“Inter had been following me for six months and in the two times they came to see me, thank God I scored two goals. It went well. I think it’s part of destiny.
“The second time, after a few days, the offer came. It was concrete. It was November and in those days I also learned that my wife was pregnant. These are those situations that cannot be renounced in life. When they talked to me about Inter I already saw who was in the team at the time.”
He then recalled how the San Lorenzo fans acted on what was his final game for the Superliga Argentina club.
“At the last game with San Lorenzo the fans were telling me not to go, that they would have made a collection to keep me. I honestly did not know what to say. It was a special moment, I will always be grateful to Argentina and the team that gave me that one.”
Cordoba joined Inter in 2000 and would spent the next dozen years with the club before retiring in 2012 after making no less than 455 appearances across all competitions for the club, during which he scored 19 times and provided five assists.