Friday April 10 2020
Roberto Carlos: 'Capello saved me'

Roberto Carlos has revealed how Fabio Capello is “the most important coach I’ve ever had” after Roy Hodgson ‘destroyed’ him at Inter.

Hodgson famously played Roberto Carlos in midfield, despite the Brazilian being a left-back by trade and going on to become one of the best in his position at Real Madrid.

“Roy Hodgson destroyed me at Inter, he made me play in midfield,” he told Marca.

“I wouldn’t have had the chance to play for the national team and there was the Copa America in 1997.

“We didn’t get along very well, but I didn’t know much about European football.”

The 47-year-old’s spell at Inter lasted only the 1995-96 season as he went on to join Los Blancos, then coached by Capello.

“I talked to Moratti and asked him to let me go. I went to Madrid for Capello, he’s the most important coach I’ve ever had.”

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