Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti of Argentina has not forgotten Nigerian defender Taribo West.
Recognizable by his cutting edge style on the pitch and his singular look, Taribo West has left lasting memories in the clubs he frequented. In France, the Nigerian had made a remarkable appearance at AJ Auxerre before flying to the other side of the Alps, to Milan, to wear the colours of Inter. In an improvised discussion with former Italian striker Christian Vieri, the interior legend revealed an interesting anecdote.
“One year, he disappeared the whole month of January. We had looked for him and he came back on February 1. When he came back, he said to me, ‘Captain, I got married. In my country, it works like that, it’s a month of vacation. ‘ He was unique. There was also this time when he invited us for his birthday around 7 p.m. When we got there, he started praying. One hour, two hours, three hours … We were incredibly hungry! But the birthday ended like that. In the end, we left without eating…”
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