Melo: Mancini is like a father for me

Date: 5th November 2015 at 5:46pm
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felipe meloInter midfielder Felipe Melo has looked back on his first few months in Milan, as well as commenting on current boss Roberto Mancini.

The Brazilian signed for the Nerazzurri from Turkish side Galatasaray in the summer transfer window.

“I think it was time to close the chapter with Galatasaray,” said Melo to TRT Spor.

“When I arrived, I was told that the club would write history by winning many trophies.

“That is exactly what happened, so I felt that it was best that I tried a new challenge

“I have wonderful memories of my spell at Galatasaray, in Istanbul, I lived through the best period of my career.

“It is true that I am a fan of the Brazilian side Flamengo, but Galatasaray is the only club I have a tattoo of on my body, which will remain with me forever.”

Melo was quick to quash reports that he joined Inter for a better wage.

“I didn’t leave Galatasaray for financial reasons. In fact, at Inter I am earning less than half of what I earned in Turkey,” added Melo.

The former Juventus man was then questioned about current Inter boss and former Galatasaray tactician Mancini after working with him at both clubs.

“For me, Mancini is more than a great coach,” Melo went on.

“He’s among the best in the world, Mancini is like a father to me.”


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