Macc reiterates exit plans
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Massimo Maccarone has reiterated that he will not sit on the bench again next season.
Middlesbrough's Uefa Cup hero Massimo Maccarone has reiterated that he will not sit on the bench again next season.
The Italian has bagged five goals this season, but most of his performances have come from the bench as he continues to play the fourth striker role behind Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Mark Viduka and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
Maccarone, though, has forever etched his name into the history books at Boro having bagged the winning goals in the last two rounds of the Uefa Cup - both of which were memorable comebacks against Basel and Steaua Bucharest.
The Italian international, still the club's record signing, has never hidden his displeasure at the lack of first team chances and he admits he will look to leave - if things remain as they are over the summer.
"I don't do again the fourth striker, everyone knows this here" he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I have many friends here, but I wouldn't support another season like this."
Maccarone, who began his career with Milan, admits he would love the chance to move to Internazionale.
"Where can I go ? I don't know. I dream of Inter."
Maccarone's header against Steaua booked Boro's place in the final in Eindhoven and he admits that was a great moment for him.
"I feel really good. I really needed this," he continued.
"In January I wanted to leave. It's not easy working a lot and being on the bench, if not on the stands, each Sunday, each Thursday. It has been a really difficult year.
"I wanted these goals more than anything."