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A Legend retires "Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro FIGO"

devious2010-05-04 20:42:03 +0000 #1
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Figo the football legend of our generation.. unforgetable.. specially for the Interisti!!

Figo should stay and take apart in Inter`s organization.. he would probably take a PR type role with the club.

let`s not forget he was the first to start the flame when he once said:

"What was Luciano Moggi doing in the referee's room?”

The all interview:

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Originally Posted by LEGEND

Figo fuels Juve-Inter feud

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The feud between Inter and Juventus rumbles on with Luis Figo accusing Bianconeri management of fraternising with the referee before their game on Sunday. “What was Luciano Moggi doing in the referee’s room?” he asked.

The war of words between the Nerazzurri midfielder and the Juve general director gathered pace yesterday when Moggi suggested that the former Portugal captain should keep out of things, saying: “Someone who signs contracts for fun should always shut up.”

Figo, though, refuses to be silenced and instead has accused Moggi of soliciting the referee before the game – a practice which is strictly illegal.

“I’ve been all over the world but nowhere have I seen anyone like Moggi,” he said. “I don’t understand why he behaves in the way that he does, as though he were the grand master of football.

“I would like someone to explain to me why he acts like this and, furthermore, what he was doing in the referee’s room before the game?”

The Italian FA are likely to take a dim view of Figo’s accusation and may well ask both parties to explain themselves at a later hearing. For his part, Moggi denies any wrongdoing.

“We certainly didn’t go to see the referee before the game,” he said. “We only greeted the match official after the match, as we always do, as it is only proper.”

Clearly the bad blood between Inter and Juventus runs deep and it hasn’t taken Figo long to develop an antipathy for the Turin outfit.

He also retorted to Moggi’s barb regarding his signing multiple contracts, insisting that he is keen to have it out with Juve’s transfer mogul one on one.

“I have been very lucky to have had numerous clubs interested in me and to have signed many contracts,” he added.

“But I will talk about this face to face with Moggi when I meet him.”Moggi’s contract remark is in reference to Figo’s actions in the 90s when he signed agreements with both Juventus and Parma, which eventually saw him move to Barcelona.

Also on one of his interviews on channel4:

Figo sees superior Inter

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Inter veteran Luis Figo could return from injury for this weekend's Derby d'Italia and has issued Juventus with a warning. “We are the better team.”

The Portuguese winger has been sidelined since last September when he fractured the third metatarsal in his right foot.

After a long rehabilitation process, Figo is finally ready to play again and could make his comeback in the biggest of games - this Saturday's grudge match against Juventus.

“We just have to focus on our own game,” Figo told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I'm not being politically correct - we are the better team and we must always win at home.

“I think Jose Mourinho is right to say it is best to face Juve after a seven-game winning streak.

“I'm not saying the Old Lady will be relaxed, but they would certainly have been more fired up if they were in crisis!”

On a personal level, the 36-year-old is delighted to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

“It's really hard to start over because you have to work even more and train in spite of the pain,” Figo said.

“Did I consider retiring? Yes I did, but I soon got rid of that idea.”

Figo concluded by discussing disgraced ex-Juventus director Luciano Moggi.

The Nerazzurri ace was fined for accusing Moggi of entering referee Gianluca Paparesta's dressing room but the former Bianconeri man was later indicted in the Calciopoli saga.

“I have never seen the money back,” Figo joked. “I think Moggi deserves more than the six-year sentence the prosecution have asked for.

“He was in football for so long and six years are simply not enough after all his misdeeds.”

TRUE LEGEND!! WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!










Salt The Fries2010-05-04 20:44:32 +0000 #2
For me, he was never a legend, at least not on, let's say, Gheorghe Hagi level. Of course, he was an important player and an asset to every team in which he played in, but I think he got too much recognition based on his media-friendly appearance itself than on his football skills alone (opposite the Hagi).
Sebastian2010-05-04 21:01:54 +0000 #3
Yeah,it is sad to see him retiring,but it seems that he will occupy some administrative position in Inter,so his vast wisdom and knowledge will be preserved ion the club...
Milanista852010-05-04 21:29:23 +0000 #4
A respectable player with a great deal of class. Many legends are retiring at the end of this seaosn.

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