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Is the end near for Recoba?

Ryan272010-05-04 23:26:45 +0000 #1
Recoba celebrated his 31st birthday and confirmed rumours that he is seriously considering leaving Inter at the season's end. Here's some select portions from his interview: :


Could this be your last season at Inter?

"Yes, unfortunately I believe so. But it's not as if I'm ending my career because I'm fifty years old... I would have liked to leave by playing and helping the team win, and I haven't succeeded in doing that so far because I have often been injured. I'm not saying now that I will definitely leave, but the time has come to understand what I really want to do. I certainly don't want to stay here and play ten to fifteen matches a year. My goals are different now. Most of all I want to play football. Whether it's for a bigger or smaller club it doesn't matter, but I want to feel happy again. I want to be honest: I'm not saying this would be resolved one hundred percent if I went to another club, but I think that with a bit of continuity I would manage to be fitter."

From a physical point of view it has been an unlucky season for you, because you have been decisive each time you have played. But in what is such a good league season for Inter, can you still manage to be happy for what the team is achieving?

"I'm pleased because things are going well for the team. But I'll be honest. I can't say I'm jumping with joy; to be happy I have to play. I repeat: I'm happy for the team because they have a big chance to win, this year like never before. But I can't lie; I can't say it's fine like this and that winning is enough even if I play a minute in each match. It could have been like this at the start, but I can no longer say this now I have been sidelined for so long. But I want to say again that I am very pleased with what the team is managing to win."

Could these remaining eleven matches of the championship be a turning point for your season and make you change your mind?

"No, I don't think so. And I say this because the decisive moments of the season have already passed. We have to continue to do well until the end to celebrate the objective we have had since the start. I have been feeling in good shape for ten to fifteen days. I don't have any problems, and I'm at the service of the coach. But I don't think these eleven games will change the situation. I need to play football, not just concentrate on feeling good and staying at Inter because life is good or because you earn well. It's hard to go home on a Saturday or Sunday when you haven't played even a minute or when you have been in the stands. But for now I'm here and I'm proud to have been here for many years, so we will see what happens. I could even make a life choice and return to my country. We will see."

In response to Recoba's announcement, two of Inter's other most loyal players, Zanetti and Cordoba, had this: to say:


"We have played with Chino for many years, so we have bonded with him. We would be sorry if he decided to leave at the end of the season. We hope he changes his mind. We can't forget that he has been very unlucky in these past few years because he has had injuries that have penalised him."

I am a huge fan of Recoba (as are others here such as devious), so obviously I agree with Zanetti and Cordoba in hoping Recoba will finish his career at Inter. However, I do understand that a new environment and a coach that rates him higher (than Mancini) might do him some good. Still, I don't want to see him in another club uniform and I hope he'll change his mind. Besides, with our midfield injuries and huge lead in the scudetto race, how about fielding 4-3-3's and letting Chino get some starts?

B-Town Rovers2010-05-04 23:30:52 +0000 #2
I love Recoba (I'm a former Inter fan). I would hate to see him go, I'd almost rather him retire and become some kind of coach, like Milochovic(sp?) did.

I wouldn't mind him starting more, but I kinda want Inter to go undefeated and get 100 points so...idk tough one
Zek2010-05-05 00:15:48 +0000 #3
he's injuried most of the time... Mancini actually started with him or played him, but almost every time he played he got injured. What a glamourous start now comes to a mediocre end...

At the beginning of the season I was pretty sure he'll make it for some first team experience, but he failed. I cannot see any other chance for him at Inter
Laury842010-05-04 23:46:00 +0000 #4
Ive got his tshirt...he was one of my fav players....for me Recoba is the player of the first match of the 1997/1998 season against Brescia....I was waiting for Ronaldo to score...and then Recoba did his job....from those goals everyone started to say "he'll become a star,he'll win the golden ball,he'll become a real number 10...etc"...the problem is that they're still saying those things now that he's 30....and believe me...if they use the "future" for more than 10 years...there is something wrong...

I guess that this is the end...for a lot of people Recoba is a sort of ghost or just someone paid too much...but for me he'll be forever the Recoba that scored two awesome goals against Brescia.

Video From YouTube:(link)

goodbye Chino...
devious2010-05-05 00:16:48 +0000 #5
Hope he changes his mind.. it`s tooooo late to consider leaving really! and no other team would let him play injured!

This is just ridicules!
adrianoribero2010-05-05 00:00:48 +0000 #6
Recoba is a sensational player i will miss him
B-Town Rovers2010-05-05 00:58:14 +0000 #7
^^^Well said
bLaCknbLuE4LiFe2010-05-05 00:45:11 +0000 #8
he is ending before he even started... if you get my drift ?

i am not a fan of him... dont rate him as a player at all

good to see the back of him



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