Torino blast for Di Michele
Cairo enraged by West Ham new boy's behaviour
Last Updated: September 4, 2008 10:04am
Di Michele: Upset Torino
Torino president Urbano Cairo has issued a withered riposte in the direction of West Ham new boy David Di Michele.
The managerless Hammers completed a last minute deadline day deal to take the Italian striker to Upton Park on a season-long loan.
He leaves his Turin employers somewhat under a cloud though, after Cairo issued a statement which derided Di Michele's behaviour and performances during his short stay at the club.
Di Michele only joined Torino from Palermo last summer but an eventful campaign last term was beset by problems.
"I tried to get him to stay until the end," Cairo told Football Italia. "I asked him to give me one quality championship.
"However, David showed himself to be ungrateful for what I did a year ago when we bought him in spite of the shadow of suspension.
"From the start of pre-season he hasn't shown the good faith we did and he has skipped an incredible number of training sessions for vague reasons, including a headache.
"He didn't behave like a real professional and so with a heavy heart I decided to sell him."