Content feed Comments Feed Twitter itunes

Where In The World Is Inter's Adriano?

Posted by Kevin Walker Wednesday, April 8, 2021

While we were sleeping sometime last week, hours after the Brazilian national team had finished their match, their star striker Adriano had waved goodbye to Dunga and disappeared. He missed his flight back to Italy, Inter Milan were in the dark as to his whereabouts as was even his agent. His mother didn't know. Dunga didn't even know, but does that surprise anyone?

Rumors started flying. He was spotted in the favela where he grew up. Had he gone on another weekend long bender of drugs and debauchery after a Brazil match, or worse had he been kidnapped? Was it really that he was depressed at the breakup of his relationship with his girlfriend over a party in which he had also invited an ex-girlfriend, other women and even some transgenders? Or was it simply that Dunga started rival Luis Fabiano up front and Adriano was angry at not playing?

The reaction however, was unexpected from Inter Milan. Jose Mourinho, who banished Crespo and Balotelli to the bench for less, was uncharacteristically supportive. The club offered their help. His girlfriend Joanna Machado added some interesting information. "Adriano is totally lost", she said, "but I no longer have the strength to deal with him.1" Not all that hard to read between the lines is it? This is a guy that she says, "likes to fly kites, walk in barefeet. There (in Vila Cruzeiro) he doesn't play the role of The Emperor."

Well, he'll soon get his wish I believe. Inter are more than willing to rescind his contract at the end of the year. He'll find work, if not in Europe then in Brazil again where his behavior will be tolerated more, but the damage has been done. A kid like him, he is still only 27 years old remarkably, will have plenty of chances until the power brokers decide that the risk is too great for the return and believe me that time has come and gone. 4 years ago in the build up to the World Cup in Germany he really was an Emperor for Brazil. Right now that Emperor looks like he has no clothes. written by: Mando


Post a Comment

Serie A Weekly Updates

NEWSFLASH...Serie A Weekly Needs You!,


Help to keep us in business so please visit the adsense links and give us a click or two ciao...

The SerieAWeekly Minute+10 podcast, co-presented by Kevin Walker and Dov Schiavone, is available via iTunes and podbean every Wednesday.

Serie A Weekly Dec 02, 2021

NEWSFLASH Serie A Weekly announces a Puma Lazio Jersey winner!!! congratulations to Emma winner of our recent jersey giveaway with 6/10 predictions in round 14 of Serie A action.

keep following for more jersey contest giveaways

Thanks to the folks at PUMA Canada in supporting online blogging

Serie A Weekly Nov 30, 2021

NEWSFLASH Genoa Dominate in City Derby Genoa win against Sampdoria 3-0 Saturday with goals from Milanetto, Rossi, Palladino (2 of the goals came as penalties)

Serie A Weekly Nov 27, 2021

NEWSFLASH Round 14 Predictions Look for our SerieAWeekly Round Preview later today with several score predictions.

it's still not too late to join in the Lazio Home Jersey giveaway as we have extended entries until midnight, click on the contest image in our sidebar for more details

Serie A Weekly Nov 14, 2021

NEWSFLASH Italia Hold Holland To 0-0 Bad news for Holland and Arsenal however with Robin van Persie falling awkwardly in a collision with Giorgio Chiellini.

The Dutchman was stretchered off prompting the introduction of Milan flop Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Serie A Weekly Nov 14, 2021

NEWSFLASH Key Friendly For Azzurri Today against European rivals Holland Lippi's critics will be out on mass with Mauro Camoranesi still in the squad and no sign of Antonio Cassano

controversy swirls yet again around the "Special One" Mourinho at Inter with an official statement denying he gave an interview to The Times

Serie A Weekly Nov 11, 2021

NEWSFLASH Player Updates Lazio's Mauro Zarate, who has an Italian passport, could possibly play for Italy according to his brother and agent

Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar has signed an extension that will keep him with Inter Milan through 2014 reports Football Italia

Serie A Weekly Nov 09, 2021

NEWSFLASH Ranieri and Roma Get The Better of Inter Roma lend a hand to Juventus by stalling Inter's charge to the finish, reducing the Nezzaurri lead to 5 points over Juve.

Claudio Ranieri the former Juventus and Chelsea manager met his nememsis Jose Mourinho at the San Siro Sunday and watched his Roma club halt the scudetto leaders with a 1-1 draw

Mirko Vucinic scored early in the first half for the visitors to secure 1 point

Serie A Weekly Nov 04, 2021

NEWSFLASH Injury Report

Francesco Totti is expected to return from injury in three weeks

Serie A Weekly Nov 2, 2021

NEWSFLASH Becks To Make His Rossoneri Return England international David Beckham re-signed on loan with Italian giants AC Milan on Monday as widely expected, the Serie A side announced.

Also, Stephen Appiah is on his way back to Serie A after signing with Bologna as a free agent


OwnGoalNetwork Podcast Library
© Serie A Weekly 2009.

Serie A Weekly recognises all copyrights contained. Where possible we acknowledge the copyright holder. If you own copyright to an article/image and object to its presence, contact the blog immediately using the link at the top of this page.

This blog is not responsible for the content of third party sites.