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Lucio hits out at van Gaal
24 Jul 2009 - 07:48:45
Brazil centre-half Lucio has hit out at Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal after sealing a move to Italian champions Internazionale.
The 31-year-old feels that the Dutchman showed him little or no respect in making it known that he had no long-term future at the Allianz Arena.
Lucio told Kicker: "It's a known fact that every trainer has his own ideas and methods. However, van Gaal simply treated me disrespectfully. I deserved better than this.
"He didn't even speak with me before making it clear that I was no longer needed. That's really disappointing.
"I had a beautiful time at Bayern and we won a lot of trophies. Nevertheless, it's just not right how things went.
"I'm not a youngster who needs to prove his worth to a new coach."