Galatasaray star Sneijder: I had to leave Inter Milan

Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder says he had no choice but to leave Inter Milan in January. Sneijder was frozen out by Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni after refusing to take a pay-cut.

Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder says he had no choice but to leave Inter Milan in January.

Sneijder was frozen out by Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni after refusing to take a pay-cut.

“Stramaccioni had to do what he had to do,” he told Volkskrant. “He has a great opportunity at Inter.

“It was not his fault. I have always had a good relationship with the club and the President.

“I realised, at a certain point that I had to leave. But I took responsibility, as I always do.

“I am happy now. Galatasaray is a great club. I knew I had to come here – there's not point crying over the past.”

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