‘God told me I have to play’ – Vieri recounts Taribo West’s confrontation with Lippi at Inter Milan

The ex-Nigeria international Taribo West played for the Nerazzurri for two years before joining their city rivals AC Milan in 2000

'God told me I have to play' - Vieri recounts Taribo West's confrontation with Lippi at Inter Milan


Former Inter Milan striker Christian Vieri has recalled an encounter between Taribo West and former coach Marcello Lippi, with the Nigerian legend claiming to have heard God’s voice to play in a match.

West joined Inter Milan in 1997 from French outfit Auxerre, and he spent two seasons with the Nerazzurri, winning the Uefa Europa League, before leaving for AC Milan in January 2000.

He made over 44 appearances for Inter Milan before his exit, however, Vieri in a social media interaction with Marco Materazzi revealed a hilarious event between the 46-year-old and 72-year-old Lippi.

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