Friday March 22 2013
Sneijder: I had to leave

Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has admitted that he still has great affection for his time at Inter, despite having to leave the club.

The Dutch playmaker was sold in January after a lengthy contract dispute with the Nerazzurri heirarchy.

But the 28-year-old has insisted that it was not Andrea Stramaccioni's fault he left the side.

“Stramaccioni had to do what he had to do,” he told Volkskrant. “He has a great opportunity at Inter.

“It was not his fault. I have always had a good relationship with the club and the President.

“I realised, at a certain point that I had to leave. But I took responsibility, as I always do.

“I am happy now. Galatasaray is a great club. I knew I had to come here – there's not point crying over the past.”

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