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Inter-Bound Hernanes Explains His Tears
ESPN FC, January 31st, 2014 3:59PM

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After pictures and video emerged on the Internet of Lazio midfielder Hernanes crying at the club's training center on Thursday, Lazio fans assumed the Brazilian was being forced out, so they congregated in front of president Claudio Lotito's home, calling on him to resign. However, on Friday, ahead of his proposed 15 million euro move to Inter Milan, the 28-year-old said on his Facebook page that he was never forced to leave, and that his tears were caused by the sadness he felt at leaving behind a city where he has spent the last 3-and-a-half years.

"I would like to explain to you my tears because I see that they've been misinterpreted," Hernanes wrote. "I cried yesterday not because the club, in the form of [director of sport] Igli Tare and the president were forcing me to leave!! I didn't cry for that!! I cried because there were negotiations between the two clubs and there was the possibility of me leaving you; the possibility of leaving Rome, a place I love, the fans I love and people I love. I told the president that I would like to go because I believe it's the best thing for me professionally!!”

He added: “But it is my decision!! It is to follow my inner demands and to reach even higher footballing levels!! I wanted to explain this in light of what happened yesterday!! My heart is bleeding knowing that I am going to sadden many people with these words!! Boys, thank you for the love with which you have loved me from the first day until today. Rest assured I will love you forever and never forget you!!! Even though you are now going to hate me for these words. Hernanes."

At press time, Inter and Lazio had not confirmed the transfer, but Hernanes is now expected to join Inter before the window closes. Read the original story...

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