Monday February 10 2014
Di Carlo baffled by Belfodil

Mimmo Di Carlo says he cannot understand Inter’s treatment of Ishak Belfodil, which has left the player out of shape at Livorno.

The striker completed a late January move to the Tuscans after struggling in six months under Walter Mazzarri for game-time with the Nerazzurri.

The 22-year-old has appeared twice from the bench for Di Carlo, but the Coach has indicated that he will need time to return to full fitness.

“It seems incredible that a player like Belfodil has arrived in January in these conditions,” Di Carlo has commented to reporters.

“A player with his characteristics needs to play with continuity. It seems strange to me that when he was at Inter he has failed to find an acceptable form.

“The guy told me that he trained alone, and this is also a strange thing, unthinkable for an investment of that proportion.

“I do not know what happened, whether there were problems between Belfodil and the club. This may have been why he was working away from the rest of the group.

“I’m sorry, because he will need some time.”

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