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Inter won yet again, in a game that was not aired live. This might be the first time this has happened all year. With Roma managing only a draw the lead grows to 18 points with 10 games remaining. With all the tough matches remaining played at home in the San Siro, the league has pretty much been decided.
I have to say it has been a rather spectacular season as an Inter fan. Breaking records for consecutive wins, running off with a huge lead in the league. This is not how a typical season goes for us, with a decade of struggling it is great and perplexing to feel this way.
I guess what Beppe Severgnini, an Italian journalist and a famous FC Internazionale Milano supporter wrote best describes it, “Supporting Inter means deciding to make your life more complicated. It’s like supporting the Indians against the cowboys, it means having a touch of masochism and melancholy. We know we have chosen a difficult love, but this makes it even more beautiful.”
Posted by darkstego
I always knew this day would come, and to be honest I expected it to come much sooner than this. It has been 10 years since Recoba joined Inter and except for a brilliant but brief loan stint in Venezia he has loyally worn the black and blue shirt, even though he hasn’t had nearly enough field time. Had it been the fault of the injuries, of which there were many, or the coaches, of which there were also many, Recoba never really played consistently for Inter in these 10 years. At his best he was one of the top players in the world. He is suprisingly fast, extremely skillful, capable of moments of brilliance and has one of the most dangerous left foots in the game.
Reading his last interview it seems that his mind is set on leaving. Part of me wants him to finish his career at Inter, while another part wants to see him leave to another team so he can showcase his talent on the field. As much as it hurts me to say it, but I just don’t see Recoba getting much playing time in Inter. He is a creative forward, and that position has not been in demand since the days of Roberto Baggio. Coaches don’t want beauty, they want results, and no matter what is said that is what the fans ultimatly want too.
Whatever he decides, as an inter fan, I just want to say, “El chino, we wish you all the best and thanks for all the memories.”