New Inter Milan defender Lucio has blasted Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal, labelling the Dutchman disrespectful. The towering Brazilian - who was a reported target for Manchester City - left the German giants for Italy last week after new boss Van Gaal made it clear he wasn’t part of his plans. And the 31-year-old, who made more than 100 league appearances for the Allianz Arena outfit, says he should have been treated better by the former AZ Alkmaar and Barcelona chief. “It's a known fact that every trainer has his own ideas and methods. However, Van Gaal simply treated me disrespectfully. I deserved better than this," he told Kicker. “He didn't even speak with me before making it clear that I was no longer needed. That's really disappointing. I had a beautiful time at Bayern and we won a lot of trophies. “Nevertheless, it's just not right how things went. I won the Confederations Cup twice, I've been a World Champion with Brazil and I was crowned best defender of the Bundesliga. I'm not a youngster who needs to prove his worth to a new coach.” And Lucio added that he would now be happy to end his career in Serie A. “I'll end my career at Inter if everything goes as expected," he said. "A return to Brazil or Germany is not an option for me. However, you never know what happens in football." NEWS: Bayern - Lucio set for Inter switch NEWS: Hoeness - Lucio available for right price NEWS: Bayern: No interest in Lucio NEWS: City linked with Lucio NEWS: Hamburg seal Ze Roberto signing NEWS: Ze Roberto tipped for City switch
23 July 2009
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