Legendary former Nerazzurri and Italy defender Beppe Bergomi feels that he did the right thing staying at Inter Milan.
The 59-year-old spoke to Italian newspaper Quotidiano Sportivo in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews.
Bergomi was certainly a player with a decorated career.
The former defender made a total of 754 appearances for Inter. He also played for the Italian national team a total of 81 times.
During that time, Bergomi did manage to get his hands on some major silverware.
First, the defender won the Coppa Italia with Inter in 1982,
Then later that summer, the Nerazzurri defender was part of the Italy squad that won the World Cup.
Bergomi started in the final of the tournament against Germany.
After that with Inter, Bergomi would win the Serie A title in the 1988-89 season. That was the only Scudetto he won.
And in the 1990s, Bergomi captained the Nerazzurri to three UEFA Cup trophies.
Not a bad trophy haul by any means. But there is a certain sense that Bergomi did not win all the major honours that he would have befitted his talent as one of the best defenders of his generation.
Bergomi: Could’ve Won More Elsewhere, But Staying At Inter The Right Choice
“If I look at the trophy cabinets of players of a similar age who were similar to me like Paolo Maldini or Franco Baresi, I would be tempted to say I didn’t win much,” Bergomi admitted.
“But in truth it was always right to stay,” he continued.
“Perhaps during certain periods I would have accumulated trophies if I’d worn other shirts,” he continued.
“But I never decided to make a change.”
“I’m happy to have only ever worn one, other than the Azzurri shirt,” the former defender noted.
And the former Inter captain also gave his thoughts on his old side’s Champions League round of sixteen draw, against Atletico Madrid.
“It didn’t go badly for Inter,” Bergomi argued. “But it didn’t go particularly well either.”
“Atletico Madrid are playing better than they used to,” he argued.
“And Cholo Simeone has them breaking records in terms of home wins.”