‘Maicon drunk in Inter training’

A former Inter player claims Maicon “was often drunk on Mondays”, forcing then-Coach Jose Mourinho to move training to the evening.

Ianis Zicu played for Inter between 2004 and 2010, although the Romanian attacker never made a first-team appearance for the Nerazzurri.

“At Inter, Mourinho had a player who was often drunk on Mondays, Maicon,” he told Digi Sport.

“Mourinho once called the lads together and asked them, ‘how can we get Maicon in position?’

“After that, he decided to move the session to the evening. And that’s how it went.

“They didn’t train in the morning, but they did in the evening so that Maicon could recover for training.

“These situations can happen in a team, and that team must make a decision.”