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Carbone admits regrets leaving Inter Milan: Hodgson and Ince...

Benito Carbone has spoken of quitting Inter Milan under Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.

The midfielder lasted only one season at San Siro in 1995-96, before moving on to Sheffield Wednesday.

"I had always supported Inter, so this was a dream move for me," he told Calciomercato.com.

“Hodgson is a good man, he has his ideas, but he also did damage to the team. You cannot even think of selling Roberto Carlos because he 'can't defend.'

“As for me, he had decided to use me on the left side of midfield in his 4-4-2. This meant going across to close the diagonal passing channel in front of Beppe Bergomi. It was exhausting work and when it came time to show some quality in the final third, I was no longer sharp enough. This is why I scored few goals there, as Hodgson wanted me for quantity, not quality.

“This is why I left, but it was a huge error, looking back, and I let frustration get the better of me. I remember telling Bergomi that with all due respect, I could not spend my whole time working for him only to then pass it to Paul Ince who, great midfielder he might be, but had terrible feet. Obviously, it was a joke, but that was the basic idea."

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