Kondogbia: "Too much pressure on me at Inter. De Boer? Managing the dressing room without humility"
Speaking to Sofoot, Valencia loanee and Inter owned Geoffrey Kondogbia speaks about the negative experience in the black and blue colors.
“My biggest mistake was to arrive (at Inter) too relaxed, without noticing the talks in Italy about my signing. I was not ready for it and I did not like this kind of pressure. Inter and Milan had never fought like that for a foreigner, both clubs came ton Monte Carlo to sign me. They thought that with me, they would win the Scudetto.
“I should have known that my arrival would generate that much expectation. I was the third most expensive signing in Inter’s history, I cost more than Ronaldo! In Milan, there were cameras in front of my house and I didn’t believe that they were there for me.”
Kondogbia also discusses the relationship with Frank De Boer, one that was at rock bottom when the coach replaced him at the 26th minute in the first half against Bologna with Gnoukouri.
“I was very emotional and I ran straight to the dressing room. In the press conference, De Boer said that I was not following his instructions which made me very angry. I got really upset but I usually respect people and do not want to fight. Next day, he called me to explain his statements but I just didn’t want to know. He said that he wanted to send a signal to the group. From that moment on, De Bore had no humility managing the dressing room. He is one of those that shakes your hands one hand and ignores you the next. Before making the league debut, he had a video session only with the starters and he put himself in a difficult situation with other players. In any case, I have nothing against him and I hope he is happy. We all make mistakes.”
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