Macedonian and former Yugoslavian striker Darko Pancev was considered a massive flop while at Internazionale Milano (1992/94).
He has maintained that his failure at Inter was because the team ‘Senators’ (Zenga, Bergomi, Ferri) were opposed to him and forced the Manager (Osvaldo Bagnoli)’s hand.
There have been other cases such as Sammer, Scifo and Bergkamp, where foreign superstars were unable to make it at Inter.
When Sammer returned to German Football after half a season, former Inter player and Germany Captain Lothar Matthaus defended him and criticized Inter for dispensing of Sammer instead of looking at their Italian old guard.So was there really a culture at Inter, where the veteran Italians dictated the handling of foreigners or is it just an excuse?
Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, October 14-20, 1992
(Darko Pancev with Inter)