Tuesday September 6 2011
Forlan: Why I left Atletico…

New Inter signing Diego Forlan has revealed the reasons behind his summer exit from Atletico Madrid.

"I would liked to have stayed, but I knew that the club wanted to sell me," he told Onda Cero in an interview.

"Nobody forced me to go, but when I returned from Miami the club had already signed players who would have taken my place in the team.

"I'm not bitter though, everything ended well and the relationship terminated in the right way."

Inter turned their attention to Forlan after they decided to sell Samuel Eto'o to Russian outfit Anzhi for €27m.

However, the Uruguayan arrives at the club following a problematic 2010-11 campaign in Spain under the guidance of now axed boss Quique Sanchez Flores.

"Quique Flores has been in charge of several teams and he has had problems everywhere he has been," the former Manchester United man noted. "We all know how this gentleman works.

"He had a personal problem with me and made that very clear, although I didn't do anything wrong. I had absolutely no problems with him.

"Perhaps my attitude towards him wasn't perfect either, but I've never before had any problems with a Coach.

"I'm 32 now and have already worked with several tacticians."