PSG defender Milan Skriniar isn’t too keen to answer questions about his controversial summer transfer from Inter Milan.
The 28-year-old Slovakian international dodged a question about Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta’s insinuation that he had led Inter to think that he wanted to extend his contract, speaking in a press conference via FCInterNews.
Skriniar had a tumultuous final season at Inter.
There was a major injury problem that ruled the ex-Sampdoria defender out for the final months of the campaign.
But that was not the biggest issue. Rather, the thing that really marred Skriniar’s final months at Inter was his contract situation.
Inter had rejected bids from PSG during the previous summer transfer window for Skriniar.
And they did so despite the fact that the player’s contract ran out at the end of June.
Inter seemingly believed that they would be able to secure an agreement on a contract extension.
But evidently Skriniar had other ideas. He declined Inter’s offer, and in the end joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
PSG Defender Milan Skriniar Dodges Inter Questions
Of coming back to the San Siro to face AC Milan, Skriniar said that “I played here for six years. I know what it’s like to come to this stadium as an opponent.”
He added that “For me it’s a great feeling to come back here.”
“I spent some wonderful years here,” the Slovakian added. “I won my first trophies.”
“But now I’m coming here in a PSG shirt.”
As far as the suggestion that he had led Inter to believe that he would sign an extension, the Slovakian said that “Today I’m here for tomorrow’s match.”
“Marotta can say what he says.”
“I don’t want to create trouble or controversy,” the defender added.
“I know how it went, and so do the people at Inter,” Skriniar said.
“Today isn’t the time to talk about that, I don’t want to create trouble, I just want to do well for PSG.”