Legendary Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos says he rushed through his transfer from Inter to Real Madrid ‘in 10 minutes’ after a disagreement about his best starting position.
Carlos moved from Palmeiras in his homeland to Inter in 1995, but only spent one season in Serie A before joining Real Madrid.
With English manager Roy Hodgson in charge of the Nerazzurri at time, Carlos revealed he organised his departure from the San Siro quickly after it was made clear he would not be playing his preferred left-back role.
“I played on the wing [at Inter],” Carlos told FIFA on Instagram. “The problem is that in the first seven games, I scored seven goals.
“They went to put me up front in Italy in 1995 and I suffered a lot because of it.
“I spoke with [Inter president Massimo] Moratti and I said to him that I couldn’t keep playing up front because in three months, I had the Copa America and that day I had a meeting with [Real president] Lorenzo Sanz and in ten minutes, I left and I came to Madrid. In that time, things were done very quickly.”
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