Inter-Owned Radu Revisits Grave Scudetto Mistake Against Bologna

Inter-owned goalkeeper Ionut Radu, who played a pivotal role in the Nerazzurri’s crumbling title defence last season in 2021/22, has opened up regarding his grave mistake against Bologna that effectively killed the club’s dream of a second successive Scudetti.

The fateful day was April 27th 2022, when Inter visited Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in a must-win clash. The then-reigning champions fell to a 2-1 defeat after Radu, who was handed a rare start, fell victim to a lapse of concentration that allowed Nicola Sansone to score the home side’s second with only few minutes left to play. The Nerazzurri dropped to second place behind Milan after the loss, remaining there for the rest of the few matchdays until the end of the season.

Now on loan at Cremonese, Radu spoke to broadcaster DAZN in an exclusive interview and revisited the events of that evening.

“Football is like this, it gives and then takes away. Then, these are episodes that happen, especially to a goalkeeper. I chose to do this, both in bad and good times you have to always stay on track. The days after that episode were the worst of my life”. (via FCInterNews)

He further expressed his regret of letting his teammates and the fans down when it mattered the most.

“I lived through it quite heavily because I felt sorry for the work done before and for my teammates who had worked to get the first place and then we didn’t get there. The disappointment was a lot but, as already said, the footballer’s job is not easy so you have to learn from mistakes. For better or for worse. But there is the group, if one is wrong, the others help him. There are opinions and opinions, I look at my team, what happened, we must not regret anything. You have to learn from mistakes, I’ve always said it because it can happen.”

The Romanian shotstopper was recently backed by Inter legend and number one Samir Handanovic after the events of the Bologna disaster. Radu signed a one-season loan deal with the Grigiorossi – his fourth career loan move after previous stints at Avellino, Genoa and Parma.

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