The surprising conclusion to the January transfer window was provided by our unheralded loan move for Inter’s Oliver Dacourt.
Injuries and a falling out with Jose Mourinho meant that Dacourt didn’t have much of a run in the Inter side this season, but the San Siro fans apparently nicknamed him ‘the General’ because of the efficient manner in which he ran their midfield. He won two titles at Inter and had some strong words for the ‘Special One’.
Mourinho left me no chance. I couldn’t express myself. I thought he was a clever person.
He is obviously disappointed to have left Italy.
I worked really hard in training during the week and Mourinho’s methods are excellent. It’s a shame he never gave me a chance to play, even though I was told I would get one.
I always gave my all, but I was never taken into consideration. I never fought with Mourinho, but he evidently had different ideas and that was his choice. This is life …
It is hard to leave Inter, because I loved it there and I want to thank the Moratti family and the board for two great seasons during which I have won two Scudetti.
He’s happy to be at Fulham now – a move which might owe something to Roy’s Inter connections – and plans to have some fun during his loan spell.
Right now I’m going to enjoy the present moment. What I want to do is have fun, distract myself.