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Inter Milan defender Materazzi: Everton experience was special

Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi admits his time with Everton was a career highlight.

The World Cup winner had 12 months in England with Everton during the 1998-99 season.

Materazzi said: "It was a beautiful experience. I was young and far from home. If I hadn't found Inter I would return willingly. It's fantastic here.

"I hold Inter very dear. They made me famous, and win a lot; and they treated me like one of the family from the President to the last fan.

"It's worth it even for only a minute on the pitch. The way the fans treat me also repays me for the so-called disappointment of not playing from the beginning."

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