Inter winger Juan Cuadrado has met with representatives of the clubs ultra group to ‘make peace’, following his arrival from Juventus. The Colombian international spent the bulk of his career with the Bianconeri before making the switch to Milan this summer, prompting reports that members of the Nerazzurri curva wanted to meet with the 35-year-old to ‘explain their values’ to him.
La Gazzetta dello Sport report that despite having been booed on his arrival at the club after the announcement of his signing was made, previous rivalries have been put aside in an effort to make peace.
Gazzetta describe it as a ‘rehabilitation’ of sorts, following a ‘meeting between the parties to put all the cards on the table and clarify.’ The newspaper writes:
“His integration into the Nerazzurri dressing room was immediate and serene, as shown by the facts seen on the pitch for the cameras. From the dance under the curva together with Calhanoglu to the embrace with Lautaro after the 4-0 goal over Fiorentina, generated by the Colombian’s assist for his captain. And Lautaro – increasingly the leader of the group – immediately went to Cuadrado, pointed at him in a blatant manner, so that the whole stadium applauded. And post-match, Lautaro and Juan also shared a moment of happiness inside the locker room: flexing their muscles, with big smiles and happy eyes. A way to reinforce the concept of a united group and the desire to all row on the same side. Cuadrado today is an Inter player, the past doesn’t count. This is the message that captain Lautaro wanted to send to the fans. Not only that, because everyone at Inter quickly realised how much Cuadrado’s quality and experience could be useful in the race for the second star. Simone Inzaghi was his first backer: he wanted him at all costs and got him. Now together they want to win: it would be the best way to close accounts with the past.”