Forlan: I wasn't welcome at Inter

The veteran striker believes he deserved more respect from the San Siro outfit, claiming he was treated like excess baggage later in his stint
Internacional striker Diego Forlan has criticised former club Inter, revealing incidents when he was shunned and treated like an outcast.

The Uruguay international endured a torrid time after moving to the Nerazzurri in 2011 from Atletico Madrid, scoring just twice in a mere 18 Serie A appearances.

And he has revealed that the club repeatedly turned down requests for him to say goodbye to his team-mates in a cold ending to his stay at San Siro.

"I knew I was leaving Inter. I wanted to say goodbye to my team-mates, but people wouldn't take my calls,” Forlan told Four Four Two.

"I tried to reach [team manager] Ivan Cordoba, but a club official told me some bullsh*t about tomorrow being a difficult day for me to go in and say goodbye.

"The message was clear. I wasn't welcome anymore."

Despite his struggles in Italy, the former Manchester United and Villarreal star has declared finding a new lease of life in Brazil: "Football is still my life.

"And I can look back at a sport which has been good to me, playing alongside [Luis] Suarez, [Sergio] Aguero, [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy, [Juan] Riquelme and Leandro Damiao under coaches like [Sir Alex] Ferguson and [Manuel] Pellegrini."