Thiago Motta open to Inter return in the future

The Italy international appeared to burn his bridges with the Nerazzurri given the nature of his January exit, but he feels that he could end up going back to San Siro
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has revealed that he would like to return to Inter before he calls time on his playing career.

The Italy international parted company with the Nerazzurri in rather acrimonious circumstances in January, forcing through a move to the Parc des Princes on the final day of the transfer window.

Motta subsequently claimed that he did not get on with several members of the Inter squad, and Esteban Cambiasso in particular, but he has now claimed that he would be open to returning to San Siro at some point in the future.

"If I can come back someday, I would be happy," the 29-year-old is quoted as saying by Sportal. "But now I'm thinking only of PSG."

Motta also revealed that he believes Andrea Stramaccioni, who succeeded Claudio Ranieri as coach less than two months after his departure for the French capital, is capable of restoring the San Siro club to their former glory.

"I do not know him well but they [the players] are saying that he's good," he mused. "Stramaccioni, if he is supported, can do well."

For the moment, though, Motta is enjoying life in Paris, admitting that sporting director Leonardo and coach Carlo Ancelotti made it very easy for him to adapt to his new surroundings.

"With Leonardo, we talked about everything; about how difficult it was for me to take this step," he explained. "Ancelotti took me to dinner. He is great at putting players at ease."

Motta, who was born in Brazil, played his part in Italy's impressive Euro 2012 campaign but suffered an injury shortly after coming on as a substitute in the final against Spain.