Midfielder Radja Nainggolan feels his experience at Inter Milan was positive, but can’t hold a candle to his time at Roma.
The Belgian spoke to Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews.
Nainggolan was a high-profile arrival at Inter during the summer of 2018.
At Cagliari and then Roma, the Belgian had established himself as one of Serie A’s top midfielders.
Particularly in his final couple of seasons with the Giallorossi, Nainggolan was virtually unplayable at times.
Therefore, Inter had to pay a fairly significant transfer fee to sign the 35-year-old. And of course the expectations for him in a Nerazzurri shirt were high.
Nainggolan’s time at Inter was hardly a complete bust. He made 41 appearances for the club in total, scoring seven goals in the process.
But the Belgian never recaptured his best form from his Roma days. One full season of decent displays was hardly good value for the fee that Inter invested in the midfielder.
Moreover, Nainggolan was always clearly out of the project under Antonio Conte and Luciano Spalletti.
So the Belgian is widely regarded as having been a flop at the Nerazzurri.
Nainggolan On Differences Between Inter & Roma Spells
The midfielder noted that “I’m not complaining about my experience at Inter. But I had some difficulties compared to the way things were for me at Roma.”
“The Nerazzurri are a great club,” he continued. ‘Where I was able to meet many great people.”
“Overall, the memory of that time is positive.” he said.
“I was a marvel in Rome,” the Belgian continued.
“We had some brilliant seasons with some great teams.”
“For me it was like a family, and they always made me feel at home.”
Nainggolan also gave his thoughts on the current Nerazzurri team’s chances in the Serie A title race.
“”Inter are the strongest team in the league,” he said.
“They were the best team last season as well,” Nainggolan argued. “Napoli won the title, but it was just as much that Inter lost it.”
“For three or four years they’ve been the most complete team in Serie A.”