Ex Inter Milan Doctor, Coach Back Taribo

Former Inter Milan doctor,Piero Volpi does not agree with ex-Partizan Belgrade football club chief,Zarco Zecevic that former Nigerian defender,Taribo West cut 12 years out of his age when he joined the club in 2002.

Zecevic had claimed that West was 40 years old when he joined from German Bundesliga side,Kaiserslautern in 2002 instead of the 28 he claimed to be.

But Volpi,who was the NerazzurriniÔÇÖs team doctor when Taribo was with the club disputed ZecevicÔÇÖs claim,saying the Nigerian could have cut more than two to three years from hs age if indeed he did that while playing for the Italian Serie A side.

ÔÇ£No, itÔÇÖs impossible.Taribo may have been born in 1972 and not in 1974 and have removed two years, three at the most, but twelve is impossibleÔÇÖÔÇÖ,said Volpi who revealed that when the Nigerian joined Inter,he had the strenght of a 26 year-old at most and not that of a footballer over thirty years.

Gigi Simoni,who coached Taribo at Inter in 1998 and won the Serie A championship that year backed VolpiÔÇÖs claim.

ÔÇ£Taribo,if he did may have taken a couple of years but twelve are too many,ÔÇØ said the Inter former coach.
Taribo himself had labelled Zecevic a confused man who didnÔÇÖt know what he was saying.