Juventus defender Lucio has blasted former club Inter after they forced him out of San Siro. “They lacked respect!”
The 34-year-old had his contract scrapped in June and he joined the Italian champions on a free transfer less than a week later.
Now he’s hit out at the Beneamata for the way he and Brazilian colleague Julio Cesar – members of the Treble winning side – have been treated.
“I spent three years at Inter and won everything,” he is quoted as saying by fcInter1908. “Julio Cesar was there for even longer and deserved more respect.
“They didn’t ask me to lower my wages, as they did with Julio Cesar. They made me understand that I was no longer wanted.
“I think that was an act of ingratitude from the club, given the way that things developed.
“They could have told me the truth sooner. Instead they waited until the end of the season to tell Julio Cesar and myself to find a new club.
“Inter showed a lack of consideration towards us.”
Lucio signed a two-year deal with La Signora and, although currently injured, he’s happy with the choice of club.
“This is a new experience for me, but I can feel that the rivalry with Inter is bigger than I expected. The fans now tell me that I am at a real club, that I need to forget Inter.”