Sunday July 8 2018
Nainggolan 'didn't want to leave'

Radja Nainggolan “didn’t want to leave Roma, but at Inter and with Luciano Spalletti, he can play where he wants,” said his sister Rania.

The twins both play professional football and grew up together playing straight after school, she told La Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Fuorigioco.

“I watched almost all the World Cup games, but seeing Belgium without Radja was painful. He deserved to be there for what he did at Roma. I was sure he would be in the squad, so it was very disappointing.”

It has been a summer of changes for Nainggolan, who completed his transfer to Inter.

“It is a little sad and I am slightly afraid that he’s leaving Rome, as we lived close by. I know he and his family will be happy in Milan, but he wanted to stay. He’ll give his all at Inter too.

“Radja is fired up and can’t wait to get started. Inter have a fine squad and can hurt Juventus or any of the other Scudetto contenders.”

The main reason for deciding to quit Roma was the reunion with former Giallorossi tactician Luciano Spalletti.

Having the faith of the Coach is the most important think for a player. Plus, with Spalletti, Radja can play where he wants.”