Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu feels he's been played out of position for much of his career.
Chivu joined the Nerazzurri in 2007 from Roma, but he maintains that heâ€™s not been able to prove himself in his preferred role.
â€śIâ€™m a centre-back,â€ť he told Sky Sport Italia. â€śTry playing Douglas Maicon in the middle or Walter Samuel at full-back and see how they get onâ€¦
â€śI play as a left-back in times of emergency. Perhaps I should have made that clear in my first year here, but itâ€™s too late now.
â€śPlaying as a full-back for four years has been difficult for me because it is not my role. A lot of things change for me.â€ť
The stopper added that he thought he had been offered a new lease of life after the club hired 3-4-3 boss Gian Piero Gasperini in the summer.
â€śI worked as a centre-back under Gasperini,â€ť he noted. â€śIn three months I got back the desire I had lost in four years.â€ť